CHAPTER 385

RELATING TO ADOPTION

AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 13, DELAWARE CODE OF 1953 RELATING TO ADOPTION.

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Delaware:

Section 1. § 903 (a), Title 13 of the Delaware Code of 1953, is amended to read as follows:

§ 903. Who may adopt

(a) An unmarried resident of this State who is over 21 years of age, or, jointly, a husband and wife, residents of this State, who are not legally separated or who are not living apart from each other, or a divorced or a legally separated resident of this State who is over 21 years of age may petition the Orphans' Court for an order authorizing the petitioner or petitioners to adopt a minor child or children not his, hers or theirs. Nothing herein shall in any way affect the right of any person to adopt a person upwards of 21 years of age as provided in subchapter II of this chapter.

Approved July 15, 1953.