I do not want any agency. I want to do an adoption by myself, can I?
Unfortunately, in order to adopt you must either work with the state, or use a private agency or an adoption attorney. All adoptions in the United States require that the adoptive parents have a home study to determine that their home is a safe physical and psychological environment for a child. In addition, you must have a criminal background check, and the legal rights of the birthparents must be terminated. Finally, post-placement supervision by the state or an agency is required before finalization.