Who May Adopt, Be Adopted, or Place a Child for Adoption?
Series Title: State Statutes Series
Author(s): Information Gateway
Year Published: 2020
File Size: 299 kB
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This publication summarizes State laws regarding eligibility for becoming an adoptive parent (in terms of marital status, age, residency, and more), eligibility for being adopted as a child or adult, and authority to place a child for adoption. This publication presents a general overview of this aspect of child welfare law. Summaries of laws on this topic for all individual States and U.S. territories are available from the State Statutes Search page.
Suggested Citation: Child Welfare Information Gateway. (2020). Who may adopt, be adopted, or place a child for adoption? U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, Children's Bureau. https://www.childwelfare.gov/topics/systemwide/laws-policies/statutes/parties/
This publication is a product of the State Statutes Series prepared by Child Welfare Information Gateway. While every attempt has been made to be as complete as possible, additional information on these topics may be in other sections of a State's code as well as agency regulations, case law, and informal practices and procedures.
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