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The voluntary acceptance of a child of other parents to be the same as one's own child.
Who Can Adopt A Child?
To be an adoptive parent, you don't have to be extraordinary. Adoptive parents can be "everyday" people. They…..
What are the requirements to become an adoptive parent?
There are some "cut in stone" requirements. Adoptive parents are asked to provide an adequate and loving home for an adopted child. An adoptive parent …
Who are children with "special needs"?
A "special needs child" is:
Children eligible for adoption come in all ages and races; males and females. Many of them are over the age of 6 years old. The majority of children that are available are between the ages of 11 to 16 and male. Another large group of children waiting for adoptive families are sibling groups, which may be as little 2 children or many more. Many of the available children do have medical or emotional special needs.
How long does it take to adopt a child?
Adoption can take time and is dependent on many variables. Most adoptive parents can meet all state requirements in 3 to 6 months. Once a child is identified their move with an adoptive family is based on the child's need to make a stable and lasting transition. The final decision always rests with the court.
How can a person get more information on adoption and available children?
Please call 1-888-25-ADOPT.