State Laws and Legislation

Wyoming Adoption Law

Permits single LGBT individuals to petition to adopt? Yes.

Wyoming law permits any adult person who has resided in Wyoming for 60 days to petition to adopt. WYO. STAT. ANN. § 1-22-103.

Permits a same-sex couple to jointly petition to adopt? No explicit prohibition.
There is no explicit prohibition, but no state court has heard the issue of whether same-sex couples can or can not jointly petition to adopt.

Permits a same-sex partner to petition to adopt partner’s adopted child? No explicit prohibition.
There is no explicit prohibition, but no state court has heard the issue of whether a same-sex partner can or can not petition to adopt a partner’s child or child of the relationship.


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Updated: Mon, December 14, 2009 - 12:00:42