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Adoption laws differ from state to state. These laws govern everything from the adoption process to placement practices to search and reunion. It’s important that hopeful adoptive parents, parents who are expecting a baby and considering placing him or her for adoption, and people searching for birth family members become familiar with these laws. If you have a question about the laws in your state, contact an attorney familiar with adoption law in your area.

Consents to Adoption
Criminal Background Checks
Termination of Parental Rights
Home Study Requirements
Infant Safe Haven Laws
Domestic Adoption Expenses
Rights of Unmarried Fathers
Advertising & Facilitators
Who May Be Part of Adoption
Access to Adoption Records
Adoptee Inheritance Rights
Post Adoption Contact Agreements
Readoption After International Adoption
Application for a U.S. Birth Certificate

Adoption Laws, Rules & Regulations - National & State

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