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Minnesota Chippewa Tribe - Leech Lake Band - Tribal Code

 

Title 6. Family Relations
Chapter 9. Adoption

Section A. Purpose and Policy

Section B. Definitions

Section C. Legal Custody

Section E. Parent

Section F. Parent-Child Relationship

Section G. Petition to Adopt

LLOjibwe JCT6 FRC Ch. 9, § A
Section A. Purpose and Policy

The purpose of this Chapter is to insure that the Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe can protect the rights and promote the welfare of its children and other Indian children as well as all natural and adoptive parents. It is the further purpose of this Chapter to insure that a tribal forum exists to address all adoption issues that arise.

Leech Lake Ojibwe Jud. Code, T. 6, Fam. Rel. Code Ch. 9, § A, LLOjibwe JCT6 FRC Ch. 9, § A



LLOjibwe JCT6 FRC Ch. 9, § B
Section B. Definitions

The terms listed below, whenever used in this Chapter, shall mean as follows:

(1) Adult. Adult means a person eighteen (18) years or older.

(2) Child. Child means a person who is a minor.

(3) Guardianship of the person.

Guardianship of the person means the duty and authority vested in a guardian of a minor. It includes the general power to make decisions such as consent to a major medical, psychiatric and surgical treatment; consent to marriage, and consent to enlistment in the armed forces of the United States; authority to represent the minor in legal actions when the parent-child relationship has been terminated by court order with respect to the parents, or only living parent; or when no living parent can be found after diligent search, the authority to consent to the adoption of the child and to make any other decision concerning the child which the child's parents could make.

Leech Lake Ojibwe Jud. Code, T. 6, Fam. Rel. Code Ch. 9, § B, LLOjibwe JCT6 FRC Ch. 9, § B




LLOjibwe JCT6 FRC Ch. 9, § C
Section C. Legal Custody

Legal custody means the right given by the Tribal Court to the custody and control of the child and the responsibility to provide for the daily care of the child, unless otherwise specified by court order.

Leech Lake Ojibwe Jud. Code, T. 6, Fam. Rel. Code Ch. 9, § C, LLOjibwe JCT6 FRC Ch. 9, § C




LLOjibwe JCT6 FRC Ch. 9, § E
Section E. Parent

(1) The mother of a child.

(2) A father to whom a child's paternity has been established or is presumed, as defined in Chapter 8 of this Code.

(3) An adoptive parent.

(4) A person as to whom the parent-child relationship has been terminated by Court order is not a parent.

Leech Lake Ojibwe Jud. Code, T. 6, Fam. Rel. Code Ch. 9, § E, LLOjibwe JCT6 FRC Ch. 9, § E




LLOjibwe JCT6 FRC Ch. 9, § F
Section F. Parent-Child Relationship

A parent-child relationship means all rights, privileges, duties, and obligations existing between parent and child, including inheritance rights.

Leech Lake Ojibwe Jud. Code, T. 6, Fam. Rel. Code Ch. 9, § F, LLOjibwe JCT6 FRC Ch. 9, § F




LLOjibwe JCT6 FRC Ch. 9, § G
Section G. Petition to Adopt

(1) Contents of petition. The petition shall be signed by the petitioner and, if married, by the spouse. It shall be verified, and filed in duplicate. The petition shall allege:

(a) the full name, age and place of residence of petitioner, and if married, the date and place of marriage;

(b) the date petitioner acquired physical custody of the child and from what person or agency;

(c) the date of birth of the person to be adopted, if known, and the state and county where born;

(d) the name of the child's parents, if known, and the guardian if;

(e) the actual name of the person to be adopted, if known, and any known aliases;

(f) the name to be given the person to be adopted if a change of name is desired;

(g) the description and value of any real or personal property owned by the person to be adopted;

(h) that the petitioner desires that the relationship of parent and child be established between petitioner and the person to be adopted and that adoption is in the best interests of the person to be adopted by the petitioner.

Leech Lake Ojibwe Jud. Code, T. 6, Fam. Rel. Code Ch. 9, § G, LLOjibwe JCT6 FRC Ch. 9, § G

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