As a North Dakota resident who’s interested in adopting, you have many adoption options, and this is the perfect place to begin exploring them. Below, you’ll find adoption agencies and adoption lawyers offering services in your state. Scroll past the listings to see North Dakota adoption laws and policies.
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NORTH DAKOTA ADOPTION LAWS & STATUTES
Each state maintains its own adoption policies, so the process can vary considerably for families, from state to state. Learn all about the legal guidelines for families adopting in North Dakota, whether you’re adopting a newborn through domestic, private adoption, an infant or older child from U.S. foster care adoption, or an infant, toddler, or older child through international adoption. Find answers to the most common questions about North Dakota adoptions.
WHO CAN ADOPT IN NORTH DAKOTA?
A single adult or a husband and wife jointly may adopt. A married individual may adopt singly if the adoptee is not the adopting parent’s spouse, if the adopting parent is a stepparent, if the adopting parent is legally separated from his/her spouse, or if the spouse is excused from petitioning to adopt by the court for reasonable cause.