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Special Adoptions

This page gives an introduction into child adoption by "special individuals" whose situations are not thought to be typical in the adoption field.

Single Adoptions

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 Adoptions

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.

Gay and Lesbian Child Adoption

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

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.

Help for Adopting Families by State

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 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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