CHC 1252     

Art. 1252.  Duties of department; home study; confidential report

A.  The department shall not investigate the proposed intrafamily adoption except upon order of the court.  If the court orders an investigation, it may request any information which it deems relevant and require that the department submit a confidential report of its findings to the court.

B.  The department shall make every effort to locate any living parent whose consent is required under Article 1193 to determine the parent's attitude toward the proposed adoption.  If a curator ad hoc has been appointed by the court pursuant to Article 1250, the department shall supply him with all information pertinent to the location of an absentee parent within fifteen days of its receipt of a copy of the order appointing the curator ad hoc.

Acts 1991, No. 235, §12, eff. Jan. 1, 1992; Acts 2012, No. 603, §1.