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

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Who May Adopt

Citation: Ann. Stat. Tit. 15A, § 1-102

The following persons may adopt:

  • Any person
  • A parent's partner

Who May Be Adopted

Citation: Ann. Stat. Tit. 15A, § 1-102

Any person may be adopted.

Who May Place a Child for Adoption

Citation: Ann. Stat. Tit. 15A, § 2-101

Only the following entities may place a child for adoption:

  • The parent having legal and physical custody
  • A guardian who has been expressly authorized to place the child for adoption
  • An agency to which the child has been relinquished
  • An agency expressly authorized to place the minor for adoption by a court order