State Laws on Adoption
Adoption is a legal process for creating families. This section includes information and resources regarding who can adopt and be adopted, consent to adoption, rights of presumed fathers, intercountry adoption, access to family information, and more.
State Statutes Search
Child Welfare Information Gateway
Allows for searches of the State Statutes Series by title or a search of statutes by State on issues related to child abuse and neglect, child welfare, and adoption.
Adoption and Child Welfare Law Site
National Center for Adoption Law and Policy
Provides access to adoption-related statutes and regulations, as well as key cases and articles, from every State and territory.
|Online Resources for State Child Welfare Law and Policy|
|Series Title:||State Statutes|
|Author(s):||Child Welfare Information Gateway
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|Year Published:||2013 - 3 pages|
|Provides web addresses for State statutes that are accessible online and lists the parts of the code for each State and territory that contains the laws addressing child protection, adoption, child welfare, legal guardianship, and services for youth. It also provides web addresses for States' regulation and policy sites, State court rules, Tribal codes, and judicial resources. Resources for all States and U.S. territories are included.|