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

Date: January 2020

Who May Adopt

Citation: Ann. Stat. § 1-22-103

Any adult person who has resided in the State at least 60 days and has been determined to be fit and competent may adopt.

Who May Be Adopted

Citation: Ann. Stat. § 1-22-102

Any child may be adopted who is present within the State when the petition is filed.

Who May Place a Child for Adoption

Citation: Ann. Stat. §§ 1-22-109; 1-22-101

The following persons may consent to the adoptive placement:

  • The child's parent(s)
  • The child's legal guardian or custodian
  • An agency
  • The legal guardian of any parent who is adjudged mentally incompetent