How to Adopt?

Adopting a child can be a complex process. Once you have selected the child, you have to deal with the various issues and procedures for completing the adoption. This can be a challenging task. This section provides information on the adoption process including how to adopt, locating a child for adoption and dealing with the various issues of adoption. Please click on the links to know more:

  • Questions to Ask Child’s Caseworker : Important questions to ask a potential adoptive child’s case worker before committing to an adoption, such as what kind of behavior you can expect from the child.
  • Costs of Adopting: Fact Sheet for Families : Overview and estimates of the various costs associated with the adoption process, such as home study expenses, legal fees, domestic infant adoption costs, and agency fees.
  • Adoption Assistance for Special Needs Children : Explanation of federal and/or state adoption assistance programs for children with special needs, such as physical or mental disabilities, a history of abuse, or prenatal exposure to drugs.
  • Adoption Court Procedures FAQ : Answers to frequently asked questions with regard to the adoption court process, such as the need for court intervention, the need for an attorney, and legal requirements for international adoption.

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