Who must give consent to an adoption?

  • Each parent of the child (whether married to each other or not) and/or every legal guardian, where applicable.
  • If the child is older than 10 years of age, s/he must also give consent.
  • If the child is younger than 10 years of age, his/her consent will only be required if s/he has the maturity and understanding to consent to the adoption.
  • Consent must be reduced to writing, signed by the person giving the consent and verified by the Children’s Court.