Illinois Adoption Laws
|Code Section||750 ILCS 50/1 to 50/24; No|
|Who May Be Adopted||Any child; any adult residing in home 2 years, or a relative.|
|Age that Child's Consent Needed||14 years and older|
|Who May Adopt||Any reputable person of legal age who has resided continually in Illinois for at least 6 months. Residency requirement waived in adoption of relative. If petitioner is married, husband or wife must join in petition. Minor may also petition by leave of court upon good cause shown.|
|Home Residency Required Prior to Finalization of Adoption?||6 months unless waived by court|
|State Agency/Court||Department of Children and Family Services/Circuit Court|
|Statute of Limitations to Challenge||1 year after entry of order|
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