Alaska Statutes.
Title 25. Marital and Domestic Relations
Chapter 23. Adoption
Section 110. Required Residence of Minor.
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AS 25.23.110. Required Residence of Minor.

A final decree of adoption may not be issued until the minor to be adopted, other than a stepchild of the petitioner, has lived in the adoptive home and the department or any other qualified agency or person designated by the court has had an opportunity to observe or investigate the adoptive home. This observation or investigation is not required in proceedings where an investigation is not required under AS 25.23.100 (g) and (i).

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