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      CHC 1282.2     


Art. 1282.2.  Findings

The court shall issue a judgment recognizing the foreign adoption and rendering a final decree of adoption upon finding that:

(1)  At least one of the adopting parents is a domiciliary of the state of Louisiana.

(2)  The original or a certified copy of the foreign adoption decree, together with a notarized transcript, has been filed and is presumed to have been granted in accordance with the law of the foreign country.

(3)  The child has qualified as a foreign orphan and is in the United States in accordance with applicable federal regulations.

(4)  The child is either a permanent resident or a naturalized citizen of the United States.

(5)  The petitioners have the ability to care for, maintain, and educate the child.

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

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