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District Of Columbia Adoption Laws

Code Section; Uniform Act
16-301 to 315; No

Who May be Adopted
Any person

Age that Child’s Consent Needed
14 years and older

Who may Adopt
Any person, provided spouse (if any) joins in petition unless spouse is natural parent of adoptee and consents thereto.

Adoptive Home Residency Prior to Decree
6 months

State Agency/COurt
Mayor or licensed agency/Superior Court of the District of Columbia

Statute of Limitation to Challenge
1 year


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