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Adoption Laws

Whether you adopt a child within your state or from another country, the process is governed by corresponding laws and regulations. And while the regulations and standards for adoption vary greatly from one country to another, each state in the U.S. also has its own slight variations in how adoptions are conducted. This sub-section includes a state-by-state directory with links to relevant laws and procedures, government information on international adoption, and more. Additionally, you will find information about adoption fraud, the potential pitfalls of the different types of adoption, safe haven laws, and other related matters.

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