TITLE 15
Domestic Relations

CHAPTER 15-7
Adoption of Children

SECTION 15-7-12


§ 15-7-12 Trial period of residence.

No petition shall be granted until the child has lived for six (6) months in the proposed home; provided, that the period of residence may be waived and the petition granted by the court upon good cause shown, when satisfied that the proposed home and the child are suited to each other.

History of Section.
(G.L. 1923, ch. 288, § 5; P.L. 1926, ch. 852, § 1; G.L. 1938, ch. 420, §§ 5, 7; P.L. 1955, ch. 3483, § 1; G.L. 1956, § 15-7-12; P.L. 1970, ch. 132, § 1.)