25-6-21 Care of past irregularities in proceedings.
Care of past irregularities in proceedings.
Except in any case involving fraud or any
case controlled by the Indian Child Welfare Act, (25 U.S.C. §§ 1901 to 1963, inclusive), as amended
to January 1, 2012, any proceeding for the adoption of a child commenced under chapter 25-6 shall
be in all things legalized, cured, and validated one year after the proceeding is finalized. If any
person has a claim or right arising from any adoption proceeding, that person shall initiate any action
to enforce such right or claim within one year of the date when the proceeding is finalized unless a
two year statute of limitations is imposed by the Indian Child Welfare Act, (25 U.S.C. §§ 1901 to
1963, inclusive), as amended to January 1, 2012.
Source: SL 1994, ch 200; SL 1996, ch 166; SL 2012, ch 143, § 1.