Adopting a Child - The Adoption Process

The Adoption process is a court proceeding in which one or more adults become the legally recognized parents of a child who is not the biological child of any of the parties to the adoption. Adopting a child formally establishes a child/parent relationship for all legal obligations and purposes, these include: child custody, child support, and inheritance rights. The legalities can vary widely for adoption between the states and adopting through a private organization or a state agency may also significantly influence the adoption process.

The Adoption Process

The most common ways to adopt a child are:

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