As a South 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 South Dakota adoption laws and policies.
SOUTH 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 South 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 South Dakota adoptions.
WHO CAN ADOPT IN SOUTH DAKOTA?
Any adult as long as s/he is at least 10 years older than the adoptee or a married couple jointly unless legally separated from his/her spouse may adopt.