Title 15
Domestic Relations

Chapter 7
Adoption of Children

R.I. Gen. Laws § 15-7-13

§ 15-7-13. Consideration of religion of child or parents.

For the purposes of placement of a child in adoptive homes under this chapter, a child shall be placed in an adoptive home of any religious faith or persuasion that may be designated by the natural parent(s) so far as practicable. In the event that the natural parent(s) waive the right to designate the religion of his or her child, the right shall become vested in the governmental child placement agency or the duly licensed child placing agency to be exercised in the best interests of the child.

History of Section.
P.L. 1944, ch. 1441, § 26; P.L. 1946, ch. 1772, § 1; G.L. 1938, ch. 420, § 13; P.L. 1955, ch. 3483, § 1; G.L. 1956, § 15-7-13; P.L. 1970, ch. 132, § 1.