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Who May Adopt, Be Adopted, or Place a Child for Adoption?
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. Summaries of laws for all States are included.
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Suggested Citation: Child Welfare Information Gateway. (2016). Who may adopt, be adopted, or place a child for adoption? Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Children's Bureau.
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