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State Adoption Laws

You may find it valuable to read the adoption laws of your state of residence and the adoption laws of the state of residence of the birth mother and birth father.

State Adoption Laws

Adoption law plays a significant role in every adoption whether it is a domestic child adoption, an international child adoption, a step-parent adoption or any other type of adoption.

The easiest way to view state child adoption law is on the link State Adoption Laws

Note that in every domestic child adoption you will have to meet the requirements of the state(s) involved as well as the Interstate Compact Act and the Indian child Welfare Act.  In an international adoption must meet the laws of your state of residence, the U.S. and foreign governments and the Hague Convention.  To view a comprehensive list of child adoption laws please visit our website Adoption Laws.

Help for Adopting Families by State

 Alabama  Montana
 Alaska  Nebraska
 Arizona  Nevada
 Arkansas  New Hampshire
 California  New Jersey
 Colorado  New Mexico
 Connecticut  New York
 Delaware  North Carolina
 Florida  North Dakota
 Georgia  Ohio
 Hawaii  Oklahoma
 Idaho  Oregon
 Illinois  Pennsylvania
 Indiana  Rhode Island
 Iowa  South Carolina
 Kansas  South Dakota
 Kentucky  Tennessee
 Louisiana  Texas
 Maine  Utah
 Maryland  Vermont
 Massachusetts  Virginia
 Michigan  Washington
 Minnesota  West Virginia
 Mississippi  Wisconsin
 Missouri  Wyoming
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