Adoption in the United States is governed by Federal, State and local adoption laws and regulations. We have compiled webpages for each States Adoption Laws. Click on your state to see the adoption laws that apply to your state.
Each of the United States keeps and maintains their own adoption laws. Each link on this page leads to a website for each state listing the current adoption laws. Every effort is made to keep these pages up to date, but laws can change without notice. You should always check with an adoption attorney in your state before relying exclusively on this information or making any legal decisions regarding the adoption of a child.
Adoption Professionals and Attorneys, please let us know if the adoption law information on these pages needs to be changed or updated.