TITLE 15
Domestic Relations

CHAPTER 15-7
Adoption of Children

SECTION 15-7-14


§ 15-7-14 Decree of adoption.

If, after investigation and upon a hearing, the court is satisfied as to the identity and relations of the persons, and that the petitioner or petitioners are of sufficient ability to bring up the child and furnish suitable nurture and education, having reference to the degree and condition of the child's parents, and that it is fit and proper that the adoption should take effect, a decree shall be made setting forth the facts and ordering that from the date of decree the child shall, to all legal intents and purposes, be the child of the petitioner or petitioners.

History of Section.
(G.L. 1896, ch. 192, § 5; G.L. 1909, ch. 244, § 5; G.L. 1923, ch. 228, § 5; P.L. 1926, ch. 852, § 1; G.L. 1938, ch. 420, § 5; G.L., ch. 420, § 7; P.L. 1955, ch. 3483, § 1; G.L. 1956, § 15-7-14; P.L. 1970, ch. 132, § 1.)