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Indiana Adoption Laws

Code Section; Uniform Act
31-19-1-1, et seq.; No

Who May be Adopted
Any person

Age that Child’s Consent Needed
14 years and older

Who may Adopt
Any resident of state. If married, spouse must join. Spouse must consent if such spouse is natural or adoptive parent. Nonresidents of state may adopt hard to place child as defined in §31-19-2-3.

Adoptive Home Residency Prior to Decree
Period of supervision within sole discretion of court hearing adoption petition

State Agency/COurt
Public Welfare/Probate (in counties with one)

Statute of Limitation to Challenge
6 mos. after entry or decree or 1 yr. after adoptive parents obtain custody, whichever is later

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