Delinquent and Dependent Children
§ 14-3-1 Power to take custody of
Any orphanage or society organized and incorporated under the laws of this
state for the care of orphans and needy children, and having a license for that
purpose from the department of children, youth, and families, is authorized and
empowered to take and have, from time to time, the exclusive care, custody, and
control of children during their minority, in cases as follows:
(1) When any child shall have been committed to its care
during minority, under the decree of any court; and
(2) When any child shall have been committed to its care
during minority, by the written consent of both parents of the child, unless
their joint natural guardianship has been superseded by an order, decree,
decision, or judgment, regarding the care and custody of the child, or by the
appointment of a legal guardian of the person of the child, in which event
written consent shall be signed by the person legally entitled to the care and
custody of the child, or by the legal guardian of the person of the child.
History of Section.
(G.L. 1896, ch. 197, § 1; G.L. 1909, ch. 248, § 1; G.L. 1923, ch.
293, § 1; P.L. 1926, ch. 854, § 1; G.L. 1938, ch. 422, § 1;
impl. am. P.L. 1939, ch. 660, § 80; G.L. 1956, § 14-3-1; Reorg. Plan
No. 1, 1970.)