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New York Adoption Laws

Code Section; Uniform Act
Dom. Rel. §109-117; Yes

Who May be Adopted
Any person

Age that Child’s Consent Needed
14 years and older.

Who may Adopt
Adult unmarried person or adult husband and wife together unless legally separated pursuant to decree or for at least 3 yrs. prior to filing. Adult or minor husband and wife, together or separately, may adopt child either born in or out of wedlock.

Adoptive Home Residency Prior to Decree
3 months; may be waived by judge

State Agency/COurt
As defined by social services law/Family

Statute of Limitation to Challenge
Not specified.

Inside New York Adoption Laws