CHC 1281.8     

Art. 1281.8.  Birth certificate requirement

A.  Prior to the initiation of any adoption under the provisions of this Title, the attorney for the petitioners shall obtain a certified copy of the child's birth certificate, and, if the certificate is not in English, a certified translation of the certificate, which shall be attached to the petition for adoption.

B.  If a certified copy of the birth certificate and certified translation are not available, the court may make findings on the date, place of birth, and parentage of the adopted person in accordance with the provisions of R.S. 40:79(C)(2).

Acts 1999, No. 1268, §1.