North Dakota Adoption Laws
Adopting a child can be a complex process. The adoption process, including rules for who may adopt, is governed by state laws. Read on to learn more about North Dakota adoption law, including who may be adopted, who may adopt them, and other important statutory requirements for adopting a child in the state of North Dakota.
North Dakota Adoption Laws at a Glance
The following table lists additional details of adoption laws in North Dakota. See FindLaw's Adoption section for more articles and resources.
|Code Section||14-15-01, et seq. Revised Uniform Adoption Act|
|Who May Be Adopted||Any person|
|Age that Child's Consent Needed||10 years and older|
|Who May Adopt||
The following individuals may adopt:
|Home Residency Required Prior to Finalization of Adoption?||6 months|
|State Agency/Court||Human Services/District|
|Statute of Limitations to Challenge||1 year|
Note: State laws are subject to change at any time through the decisions of higher courts, enactment of new legislation, and other means. While we strive to ensure the accuracy of these pages, you also may want to contact a North Dakota adoption law attorney or conduct your own legal research to verify the state law(s) you are researching.
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North Dakota Adoption Laws: Related Resources
State standards and regulations concerning adoption can be complex and are subject to change. You can visit FindLaw's Adoption Laws section to review some of these laws and get a more general overview in our Adoption section.
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Adoption can be a complicated process. There are many state and federal laws that govern adoption. An attorney will help you navigate these laws. They will help review your case, provide helpful legal advice, and advocate for you and your future child.
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