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      RS 9:463     


§463. Adult adoption; recordation

            A. An act of adult adoption executed in accordance with the first paragraph of Civil Code Article 212 shall be filed for registry with the clerk of court of any parish. If court authorization is required by the second paragraph of Civil Code Article 212, the judgment with the act of adoption shall be filed for registry with the clerk of court of any parish.

            B. The clerk shall record the acts of adoption in the conveyance records. Within two business days of filing the act of adoption, the clerk shall transmit to the Louisiana Department of Health, office of public health, vital records registry, such information as may be required by the rules of the department for indexing the adoption. The vital records registry shall index the adoption under the name of the adoptive parent or parents and the person being adopted and shall make reference to the day of filing and the parish where the original act of adoption is recorded. The failure of the clerk or the department to comply with the provisions of this Subsection does not affect the adoption.

            Acts 2008, No. 351, §3, eff. Jan. 1, 2009.

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