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South Dakota Adoption Laws

Code Section; Uniform Act
25-6-1, et seq.; No

Who May be Adopted
Any person

Age that Child’s Consent Needed
12 years and older

Who may Adopt
Any adult person may adopt any child at least 10 years younger. Any adult may adopt another adult with the latter’s consent. Spousal consent required.

Adoptive Home Residency Prior to Decree
6 months

State Agency/COurt
Social Services/Circuit

Statute of Limitation to Challenge
2 years, except for fraud

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