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

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Who May Adopt

Citation: Ann. Code Tit. 16, § 141

Any inhabitant of the Virgin Islands may adopt a child. Married couples shall adopt jointly.

Who May Be Adopted

Citation: Ann. Code Tit. 16, § 141

A child who is in the Virgin Islands may be adopted.

Who May Place a Child for Adoption

Citation: Ann. Code Tit. 16, § 142

The following persons may consent to the adoptive placement:

  • A parent
  • A guardian or guardian ad litem
  • Next of kin