Baby Adoption Laws
You should note that adoption laws will vary from state to state. Federal adoption laws and procedures are associated with the adoption process as well. If you and your spouse are thinking about adopting a baby, you need to seek the assistance of our adoption attorney to help with all legal matters throughout the process.
Laws Common in All States
All states have one thing in common. They require that the mother sign a document terminating her rights to the child she is placing, either by consent, relinquishment or surrender.
Who is Able to Adopt?
All states have laws with guidelines pertaining to who is or who isn't able to adopt a child. In general, any person, whether single or married, is able to adopt a baby. A step-parent may also be able to adopt a child of their spouse. There are a few states which require applicants to be at least 21 years old in order to adopt a child, and there are some states where the minimum age is 25.
Who May Place a Child for Adoption?
In general, any individual who has the legal right to give consent for the child will be able to place the child for adoption. These individuals include:
Please get in touch with Radis Adoptions for more information about choosing adoption. We will be glad to address any questions or concerns which you may have.
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