adoption laws by state


american adoption laws

If you are a birth mother that is contemplating adoption, Forever After Adoptions offers a free state licensed attorney consultation . This attorney will be able to explain state laws in detail, and advise you legally.

When it comes to laws that govern  adoption, trying to find a quick and simple answer can be frustrating.  Trying to decipher what a specific adoption law statute means can be overwhelming.  Our goal is to help you find answers to the most common Texas adoption laws.

Every state has very different statutes that regulate how an adoption can be administered.  If you are considering an in-state adoption – where both the adoptive family and birth mother live in the same state – adoption laws become clearer and more definitive. However, if your adoption is a dual-state adoption – wherein the adoptive family and birth mother live in different states – which states laws take precedence can become very complicated.  Obviously, in either situation, we advise that an experienced adoption attorney knowledgeable in Texas adoption law should render an opinion before any action be considered.

As a general reference tool, the following information is provided as an abridged summary interpretation of key  adoption laws. Most of these adoption codes have additional circumstances that will need to be verified and considered for each specific adoption. In addition, in state-to-state adoptions, some of these codes may not be applicable depending on the combination of states involved. Below we have compiled a list of the most often asked adoption related questions . These are followed by the actual in depth statutes, which we attempt to keep updated, but they change often,

THIS INFORMATION BE RELIED UPON AS COMPLETE LEGAL ADVICE AND APPLICABLE TO YOUR SPECIFIC ADOPTION. IT IS INTENDED ONLY TO BE A REFERENCE AND NOT DEFINITIVE. FOREVER AFTER ADOPTIONS RECOMMENDS THAT YOU CONTACT AN ATTORNEY FOR LEGAL ADVICE.

Please click on a state to learn state adoption laws

Alabama

Alaska                                            

Arizona

Arkansas

California

Colorado

Connecticut

Delaware

Florida

Georgia

Hawaii

Idaho

Illinois

Indiana

Iowa

Kansas

Kentucky

Louisiana

Maine

Maryland

Massachusetts

Michigan

Minnesota

Mississippi

Missouri

Montana

Nebraska

Nevada

New Hampshire

New Jersey

New Mexico

New York

North Carolina

North Dakota

Ohio

Oklahoma

Oregon

Pennsylvania

Rhode Island

South Carolina

South Dakota

Tennessee

Texas

Utah

Vermont

Virginia

Washington

West Virginia

Wisconsin

Wyoming