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

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Who May Adopt

Citation: Rev. Stat. § 43-101

Any adult person may adopt. A husband and wife must adopt jointly unless the adoptive parent is a stepparent.

Who May Be Adopted

Citation: Rev. Stat. § 43-101

Any minor or adult child may be adopted.

Who May Place a Child for Adoption

Citation: Rev. Stat. §§ 43-104; 43-105

The following persons may consent to the adoptive placement:

  • The parents
  • The Department of Health and Human Services
  • A licensed child-placing agency
  • The child's guardian or guardian ad litem