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Adoption Papers


The specific adoption papers you'll need depend on the state you live in and the type of adoption you're pursuing.  However, here's a general idea:

  • Petitions: This will formally initiate the adoption process. There might be separate petitions for different steps.

  • Consent forms: Birth parents will need to sign consent forms relinquishing their parental rights.

  • Background checks: There will likely be background checks required for adoptive parents.

  • Home study: A social worker will complete a home study to assess your suitability to adopt.

  • Finalization order: The court will issue a final order finalizing the adoption.

If you're in Fairfax County, Virginia, here are some resources that you might find helpful:

Remember, this is not legal advice, and it's always best to consult with an adoption attorney in your area who can guide you through the specific requirements and steps involved in the adoption process.

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