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Art. 1281.9.  Persons who may petition for intercountry adoption

A United States citizen and his spouse who is a United States citizen or has lawful immigration status may petition jointly, or an unmarried United States citizen at least twenty-five years of age, may petition for intercountry adoption.  At least one petitioner shall be a domiciliary of Louisiana.  When one joint petitioner dies after the petition has been filed, the adoption proceedings may continue as though the survivor was a single original petitioner.

Acts 1999, No. 1268, §1; Acts 2013, No. 86, §1.

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