Are You a Legal Professional?


Welcome to the Adoption section of FindLaw's Family Law Center, providing legal information and resources for prospective adoptive parents, birthmothers, and adoptees. Here, you will find in-depth information on the adoption process – from locating an adoptable child to overcoming obstacles to adoption – as well as helpful information related to adoptive parenting, adoption consent, international adoption, adoption by same-sex couples, and more. This section also provides links to adoption agencies, tips on hiring an adoption lawyer, and a step-by-step adoption checklist.