Can We Adopt Questions

Unfortunately, most states require adoptive parents to be 21 years old. Your marital status, however, is not a factor. Single people frequently adopt newborns.
Many families worry that their dogs (small and large) will be a negative for an adoption. This could not be further from the truth. Dogs can be a huge asset as long as they are well trained and friendly. We...
If you are not resident in the United States you cannot do a domestic U.S. Adoption. You may be able to adopt a U.S. child, but you would need to work with a Hague certified adoption agency in the U.S. To find...
The only way that families can adopt two babies at the same time is if the birthmother has twins. The IAC has placed 22 sets of twins since 1994. On average we place two sets of twins each year, though in 2009...
Yes, adoptive parents who are over 50 may adopt no matter what state the child is born in or the adoptive parents live in. It is important, however, to work with an agency in Colorado and California that do...
It may be possible to adopt your husband's cousin's child from California, but this would be an international adoption even though your husband is a US citizen. Italy has signed the Hague Convention on Child...
There is no definitive answer to this question. Some non-violent offenses will keep you from adopting, especially if the offenses involve stealing or financial crimes. Nevertheless, there is no way to know if...
First, I am really sorry to hear about your struggle with infertility. The answer to your question depends on individual circumstances. If you are able to cover all of your expenses, and are not likely to...
You can move to Canada (or anywhere else in the world) once your adoption is finalized. I doubt six months is enough time to get a placement and then finalize as the post-placement period before finalization...
Yes, you may adopt a child if you are single and not a U.S. Citizen in the state of Texas. You would need to remain in Texas until the adoption was finalized. There is no requirement that you must be married...
Yes, you can adopt in New York State. There is no requirement in New York that you must be a U.S. citizen. The only requirements are that your primary residence (where the home study is conducted) be located...
The answer to this question depends on the circumstances of the arrest. I would suggest that you call a licensed adoption agency in the state where you live. You need to tell them everything that happened....
Although we would need more details, in general, there is no reason that a person with disabilities could not adopt. Again, this would need to be evaluated on an individual basis. We do not discriminate...
We do not discriminate against people with disabilities, but you would need to talk to a social worker about your disability. Depending on the situation, we may require a letter from a doctor to give a...
You cannot adopt in the United States if you are not a legal resident. Some states even require U.S. Citizenship to adopt. Fortunately, most states do not require citizenship, but they do require you to be a...

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