Who May Adopt, Be Adopted, or Place a Child for Adoption - District of Columbia
Who May Adopt
Citation: Ann. Code § 16-302
Any person may adopt. A married person must petition jointly with his or her spouse, unless the other spouse is the natural parent of the person to be adopted.
Who May Be Adopted
Citation: Ann. Code § 16-303
Any minor or adult may be adopted.
Who May Place a Child for Adoption
Citation: Ann. Code § 4-1405
Only the following may place a child for adoption:
- The parent
- A guardian
- A relative within the third degree
- A licensed child-placing agency