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.
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.