Adoption

Even the happiest family dreams, like expanding your family through adoption, may have a few legal i’s to dot and t’s to cross before they can become a reality. And as every family is different, each adoption may present its own set of legal hurdles to clear. The adoption process can be emotionally and legally complex, so it’s best to understand how adoption works beforehand so you can make the right decisions for yourself or your family. Whether you’re adopting a toddler or a teenager, from the United States or abroad, FindLaw's Adoption section can provide legal information and resources for prospective adoptive parents, birthmothers, and adoptees.