Skip to main content

Are you a legal professional? Visit our professional site

Search for legal issues
For help near (city, ZIP code or county)
Please enter a legal issue and/or a location

Types of Adoption

Depending on the needs of the birth parents, adoptive parents, and child, parties to an adoption have several different types of adoption to choose from. FindLaw’s Types of Adoption sub-section includes a variety of articles and resources about the different types of adoption, which will help prospective parents and others involved in the process make informed decisions. An adoption may be brokered through an agency or independently, while children may be adopted locally or internationally. Articles cover such topics as adopting as a same-sex couple, kinship (or relative) adoptions, adoption of a stepchild by a parent’s new spouse, the pros and cons of the various different kinds of adoption, and more.

Learn About Types of Adoption

Find a Lawyer

More Options