CHC 722     

Art. 722.  Grounds; hearing; order

A.  The mover shall have the burden of proving all of the following by clear and convincing evidence:

(1)  The child has been adjudicated to be in need of care.

(2)  Neither adoption nor reunification with a parent is in the best interest of the child.

(3)  The child has resided for at least six months with the proposed guardian, unless the court waives the residence requirement for good cause.

(4)  The proposed guardian is able to provide a safe, stable, and wholesome home for the child for the duration of minority.

B.  If the child is twelve years of age or older, the court shall solicit and consider his wishes in the matter.

C.  The court shall hold a hearing before approving a guardianship and shall, at the conclusion of the hearing, enter a written order that includes the findings upon which the order is based.

Acts 2011, No. 128, §1.