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      CHC 1233     


Art. 1233. Final decree at first hearing

            Notwithstanding Article 1238, upon due consideration of the factors enumerated in Article 1230(B), the court may render a final decree of private adoption at the first hearing, without the necessity of first entering an interlocutory decree, only if the rights of the child's parents have been terminated pursuant to Title X or XI of this Code and the child has lived in the petitioner's home for six months.

            Acts 1991, No. 235, §12, eff. Jan. 1, 1992; Acts 1993, No. 634, §1, eff. June 15, 1993; Acts 1999, No. 1062, §4, eff. Jan. 1, 2000; Acts 2021, No. 6, §1.

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