Montana Code Annotated 2021



Part 1. Dispositional Hearing and Adoption Decree

Decree Of Adoption

42-5-109. Decree of adoption. A decree of adoption must state:

(1) the original name of the child;

(2) the name of the petitioner for adoption;

(3) whether the petitioner is married or unmarried;

(4) whether the petitioner is a stepparent of the child;

(5) the name by which the child is to be known;

(6) for a child born in Montana, a direction to the vital statistics bureau to issue a new birth certificate unless the adoptee is 12 years of age or older and requests that a new certificate not be issued;

(7) the child's date and place of birth, if known;

(8) the effect of the decree of adoption as stated in 42-5-202;

(9) that the adoption is in the best interests of the child; and

(10) if known, whether either birth parent objects to the release of the original birth certificate information upon the adoptee reaching 18 years of age.

History: En. Sec. 134, Ch. 480, L. 1997; amd. Sec. 18, Ch. 257, L. 1999.