CHAPTER 457

FORMERLY

SENATE BILL NO. 530

AN ACT TO AMEND CHAPTER 11, TITLE 13 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO PLACEMENT OF CHILDREN FOR ADOPTION.

BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF DELAWARE:

Section 1. Amend Chapter 11 of Title 13, Delaware Code by adding thereto a new section to read as follows:

"§1114. Placement for Adoption

After the issuance of an order terminating the existing parental rights and transferring them to an authorized agency, the agency shall attempt to promptly place the child for adoption. Every 6 months thereafter until an adoption decree is entered the agency shall advise the court in writing of the status of the child stating the reasons for any delay in placement or adoption. The court may, after notice, hold a hearing to determine if any further action is required in the best interests of the child."

Approved July 8, 1986.