Statutes, codes, and rulings, legal considerations, information to help locate legal professionals, and advocacy information for issues affecting our adoptive, foster, and step families.
Adopting and placing parents need to know about state and federal laws governing adoption. Find information about consent to adopt, advertising law, and other laws that differ from state to state, as well as laws that affect all U.S. adoptions.
Learn about the issues facing adoptive and foster extended and blended families, and where and how you can make a difference.
Legal considerations for those seeking to adopt include locating an adoption attorney, understanding legal risks, and knowing the law governing each type of adoption.
Check the Glossary for legal words and terms used in connection with adoption and foster care.
Online adoption law libraries, legal reference resources, and law policy centers.
Library of on-site articles about legislation at local, national, and international levels, and how it affects all members of the adoption community. Includes open records, citizenship, legal abandonment laws, putative fathers, the Hague Convention, tax