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Art. 1144.  Placement report

A.  After filing of a surrender in accordance with the provisions of Article 1131, when the department is the legal custodian of the child, the department shall report to the court in detail concerning the child's permanent placement.

B.  When the department is not the legal custodian of the child, no later than ninety days after the filing of the surrender, the agency or person to whom the surrender was made shall report in detail to the court concerning the child's adoptive placement and shall have a continuing duty to supplement the report immediately when there is any change in the child's placement prior to the filing of a petition for adoption.  The information contained in the report shall include among other relevant issues whether all parental rights have been extinguished, the status of the child's placement in an adoptive home, when the adoption petition is to be filed, and other information that the court may require.

Acts 1991, No. 235, §11, eff. Jan. 1, 1992; Acts 1999, No. 1062, §3, eff. Jan. 1, 2000; Acts 2001, No. 567, §1.

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