600.1  Construction.

This chapter* shall be construed liberally. The best interest of the person to be adopted shall be the paramount consideration in interpreting this chapter. However, the interests of the adopting parents shall be given due consideration in this interpretation. However, in determining the best interest of the person to be adopted and the interests of the adopting parents, any evidence of interests relating to a period of time during which the person to be adopted is placed with prospective adoptive parents and during which the placement is not in compliance with the law, adoption procedures, or any action by the court, shall not be considered in the determination.

Section History: Early form

  [C77, 79, 81, § 600.1]

Section History: Recent form

  94 Acts, ch 1174, §6, 22


  *Enacted as sections 600.1 to 600.16, Code 1977

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