In order for an adoption to take place, the
child up for adoption must be placed in the home of a person or family that is eligible to adopt.
State law dictates both who is eligible for adoption and who is eligible
to be adopted. States also have laws in place that designate who has the
authority to make adoption placements.
Basic Adoption Eligibility: Who May Adopt
Any single adult or married couple can be eligible to adopt.
- Stepparents can adopt the birth children of their spouse.
Relevant Factors that can
Affect Adoption Placement Include:
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- Marital Status
- Length and Stability of the Marital Relationship of the Prospective Adoptive Parents
- Placement with Siblings
- Previously Established Relationships Between the Child and the Prospective
- Ability to Meet the Child’s Safety, Social, Emotional, Physical and
Mental Health Needs
- The Wishes of the Child when the Child is Age 12 or Older
- The Wishes of the Child’s Parents (unless the birth parents’
rights have been terminated by the court)
- Availability of Relatives, the Child’s Current/Former Foster Parents,
etc. to Provide Support