25-6-18 Petition for adoption of adult--Consent required--Residence with adoptive parent during mi...
Petition for adoption of adult--Consent required--Residence with adoptive parent
during minority required.
An adult may adopt another adult by filing a petition requesting such
adoption with the judge of the circuit court, together with an agreement in writing that the person
being adopted shall be treated in all respects as a natural child of the petitioner. Written consent of
the adopted person shall also be required. It shall be a further prerequisite that the person being
adopted shall have lived in the home of the adoptive parent during his minority for a period of at
least six months, and this fact shall appear in the petition.
Source: SDC 1939, § 14.0406 as added by SL 1961, ch 216.