Wyoming Adoption Guide

Everything you need to know to adopt in Wyoming.

Kylee Hooper August 25, 2016

Welcome, Wyomingans!

This guide was written to provide you with a single place to find information about adoption within your own state. It will walk you through everything from laws that will impact your adoption to reviews of adoption service providers in Wyoming.

We’ve divided this guide into five parts: first, general information about adopting in Wyoming, then sections dedicated to domestic infant adoption (starting in Slide 6 ), foster adoption (Slide 18 ),  international adoption (Slide 26), and stepparent adoption (Slide 30). And don’t miss our slide filled with links to helpful adoption resources (Slide 33).

Are you interested growing your family through domestic infant adoption? Click here to connect with an adoption professional who can answer your questions.

Domestic Infant Adoption – Adopting in Wyoming from Out-of-State
2. Domestic Infant Adoption – Adopting in Wyoming from Out-of-State

With private (usually domestic infant) adoptions, it is always possible to adopt a child within Wyoming, even if you live in a different state.

The Interstate Compact for the Placement of Children (ICPC) was adopted in the 1960s to provide for oversight and protection of children placed for foster care or adoption between states.

If you are adopting a child from another state, you will need to receive permission from the ICPC office in the state where the child is from. Your agency or attorney will send the office copies of your home study and some other paperwork. They will need to approve your packet before you can bring your child home.

Read more about the ICPC

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