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Arizona Adoption Laws

Code Section; Uniform Act
8-101 to 8-145; No

Who May be Adopted
Any child under 18 years of age or foreign born person under age 21 who is not illegal alien; any adult person who is a stepchild, niece, cousin, nephew, or grandchild of the adopting person; an adult who was placed in the care of the adopting parent as a foster child as a juvenile. §8-132

Age that Child’s Consent Needed
12 years and older in open court

Who may Adopt
Any adult resident of the state is eligible to adopt; husband and wife may jointly adopt children. Adults may adopt adult relatives.

Adoptive Home Residency Prior to Decree

State Agency/COurt
Economic Security/Superior, Juvenile Division

Statute of Limitation to Challenge
1 year

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