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Full Text of SB2955  97th General Assembly



State of Illinois
2011 and 2012


Introduced 2/1/2012, by Sen. Darin M. LaHood


750 ILCS 50/2  from Ch. 40, par. 1502

    Amends the Adoption Act. Makes a technical change in a Section concerning who may adopt a child.

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1    AN ACT concerning civil law.
2    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
3represented in the General Assembly:
4    Section 5. The Adoption Act is amended by changing Section
52 as follows:
6    (750 ILCS 50/2)  (from Ch. 40, par. 1502)
7    Sec. 2. Who may adopt a child.
8    A. Any of the the following persons, who is under no legal
9disability (except the minority specified in sub-paragraph
10(b)) and who has resided in the State of Illinois continuously
11for a period of at least 6 months immediately preceding the
12commencement of an adoption proceeding, or any member of the
13armed forces of the United States who has been domiciled in the
14State of Illinois for 90 days, may institute such proceeding:
15    (a) A reputable person of legal age and of either sex,
16provided that if such person is married and has not been living
17separate and apart from his or her spouse for 12 months or
18longer, his or her spouse shall be a party to the adoption
19proceeding, including a husband or wife desiring to adopt a
20child of the other spouse, in all of which cases the adoption
21shall be by both spouses jointly;
22    (b) A minor, by leave of court upon good cause shown.
23    B. The residence requirement specified in paragraph A of



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1this Section shall not apply to an adoption of a related child
2or to an adoption of a child placed by an agency.
3(Source: P.A. 96-328, eff. 8-11-09.)