My husband and I are 48 years old. Are we eligible to adopt?
Yes, you are eligible to adopt. The average age of adoptive parents in the United States is 45. Legally there is no maximum age limit for parents who want to adopt.
In the past, many agencies used a "rule of thumb" that adoptive parents should not be older than 40. Although some agencies will still not work with adoptive parents over 40, IAC has never discriminated based on age, or any other factor.