CHAPTER 248

AN ACT TO AMEND CHAPTER 9, TITLE 13, DELAWARE CODE, RELATING TO ADOPTION.

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

Section 1. § 906, Title 13, Delaware Code, is amended by striking subsection (a) and inserting in lieu thereof a new subsection (a) to read as follows:

(a) The petition shall state: the name and place of residence of the petitioner or petitioners; the sex and date of birth of the child whose adoption is sought; and a general description of the contents of the exhibits to be attached to the petition after its execution, as described herein. After execution of the petition by the petitioner there shall be attached to it, in such a way as to preserve the confidential nature of the information contained therein as required by § 923 of this title, an exhibit or exhibits setting forth the name of the child whose adoption is sought; the name and residence of the person, persons or organization legally qualified to consent to the adoption and the basis for the existence in such person, persons or organization of the legal right to so consent; and the actual consent.

Section 2. § 912, Title 13, Delaware Code, is amended by striking subsection (b) and designating subsections (c) and (d) as (b) and (c) respectively.

Section 3. § 915, Title 13, Delaware Code, is amended by striking subsection (c) (3) and inserting in lieu thereof a new subsection (c) (3) to read as follows:

(3) The original name of the child.

Section 4. § 915, Title 13, Delaware Code, is amended by adding an additional subsection to be known as subsection (d) to read as follows:

(d) Upon the entry of a decree of adoption the Clerk of the Orphans' Court shall issue to the adopting parent or parents a Certificate of Adoption stating the date of the decree, the age and sex of the child, the name by which the child is henceforth to be known, and the names of the adopting parent or parents. Neither the original name of the child. nor the names of its natural parents shall be included in the Certificate of Adoption.

Approved December 21, 1965.