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Missouri Adoption Laws

Code Section; Uniform Act
453.010, et seq.; No

Who May be Adopted
Any person

Age that Child’s Consent Needed
14 years and older

Who may Adopt
Court may order joinder for spouse of petitioner.

Adoptive Home Residency Prior to Decree
6 months, may be waived by court in certain circumstances

State Agency/COurt
Social Services, Family Services Division/Juvenile Div. of Circuit Court

Statute of Limitation to Challenge
1 year

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