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Adoption Overview

Deciding whether to adopt a child or place a child up for adoption presents a difficult set of considerations. Knowing the rules for adoption before you enter the adoption process will help ensure that you make the correct decision for everyone involved. Below, you will find introductory and basic information on adoption rules -- including a look at who may adopt, who may place a child up for adoption, state-specific adoption laws, the adoption process, the costs of adoption and more.

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