This page gives an introduction into child adoption by "special individuals" whose situations are not thought to be typical in the adoption field.
Single men and women often have a harder time adopting than does a married couple. The outlook for single parent adoption is encouraging as it becomes more widely accepted. This site assists single person in the U.S. who want to adopt.
Relatives of the birth mother or birth father who may want to adopt the birth mother's child should take time to read this Relatives Adoptions information.
A child adoption by a gay man or woman is not new, but in the past they frequently did not disclose their sexual orientation. The acceptability of gay and lesbian child adoption has now been established in most states. This site lists several organizations, publications and links supporting gay and lesbian parenting.
Step-Parent Adoptions is the most common form of adoption. This information will help step-parents in the adoption process and advises step-parents to consult with an adoption attorney to determine the relevant legal requirements.