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AN ACT TO AMEND CHAPTER 11, TITLE 13, DELAWARE CODE, RELATING TO TERMINATION AND TRANSFER OF PARENTAL RIGHTS IN CONNECTION WITH PROCEEDINGS FOR ADOPTION OR PLACEMENT FOR ADOPTION.

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

Section 1. That the caption of Chapter 11, Title 13, Delaware Code, be amended to read:

CHAPTER 11

TERMINATION AND TRANSFER OF PARENTAL RIGHTS IN CONNECTION WITH PROCEEDINGS FOR ADOPTION OR PLACEMENT FOR ADOPTION OR FOR THE PURPOSE OF PROVIDING OTHER SUITABLE CARE IF ADOPTION CANNOT BE EFFECTED.

Section 2. § 1103, Title 13, Delaware Code, is amended by repealing and striking out the introductory phrase thereof which reads as follows:

The procedure for termination of parental rights for the purpose of adoption may be initiated whenever it appears that--and enacting and substituting in lieu thereof the following:

The procedure for termination of parental rights for the purpose of adoption or, if a suitable adoption plan cannot be effected, for the purpose of providing for the care of the child by some other plan which may or may not contemplate the continued possibility of eventual adoption, may be initiated whenever it appears that--

Approved June 14, 1968.