SB 213: "An Act relating to adoption."

00 SENATE BILL NO. 213 01 "An Act relating to adoption." 02 BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF ALASKA: 03 * Section 1. AS 25.23.020(a) is amended to read: 04 (a) The following persons may adopt: 05 (1) a married couple [A HUSBAND AND WIFE] together; 06 (2) an unmarried adult; 07 (3) the unmarried father or mother of the person to be adopted; 08 (4) a married person without the other spouse joining as a petitioner, if 09 the person to be adopted is not the other spouse, and if 10 (A) the other spouse [IS A PARENT OF THE PERSON TO 11 BE ADOPTED AND] consents to the adoption; 12 (B) the petitioner and the other spouse are legally separated; or 13 (C) the failure of the other spouse to join in the petition or to 14 agree to the adoption is excused by the court by reason of prolonged 15 unexplained absence, unavailability, incapacity, or circumstances constituting

01 an unreasonable withholding of consent.