CHC 1283.9     

Art. 1283.9.  Final decree at first hearing

Upon due consideration of the factors enumerated in Article 1283.6(B), the court may render a final decree of adoption at the first hearing, without the necessity of first entering an interlocutory decree, if the child was placed in the petitioner's home by a licensed agency and the child has lived in that home for at least six months prior to the hearing for adoption.

Acts 1999, No. 1268, §1.