Who May Adopt, Be Adopted, or Place a Child for Adoption - Guam

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Who May Adopt

Citation: Ann. Code Tit. 19, § 4203

The following persons may adopt:

  • A husband and wife jointly
  • A stepparent
  • An unmarried adult
  • A married adult if he or she is legally separated from his or her spouse

Petitioners must be legal residents of Guam.

Who May Be Adopted

Citation: Ann. Code Tit. 19, § 4201

Any child who is legally free for adoption may be adopted.

Who May Place a Child for Adoption

Citation: Ann. Code Tit. 19, § 4201

The child shall be placed by the Division of Social Services, except in adoptions by close relatives.