§14-3-1  Power to take custody of children. –


Published: 2015

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TITLE 14

Delinquent and Dependent Children

CHAPTER 14-3

Orphanages

SECTION 14-3-1



   § 14-3-1  Power to take custody of

children. –

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their joint natural guardianship has been superseded by an order, decree,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.)