As a Indiana resident who’s interested in adopting, you have many adoption options, and this is the perfect place to begin exploring them. Below, you’ll find adoption agencies and adoption lawyers offering services in your state. Scroll past the listings to see Indiana adoption laws and policies.
INDIANA ADOPTION LAWS & STATUTES
Each state maintains its own adoption policies, so the process can vary considerably for families, from state to state. Learn all about the legal guidelines for families adopting in Indiana, whether you’re adopting a newborn through domestic, private adoption, an infant or older child from U.S. foster care adoption, or an infant, toddler, or older child through international adoption. Find answers to the most common questions about Indiana adoptions.
WHO CAN ADOPT IN INDIANA?
Single individuals or married couples petitioning jointly unless the spouse is married to the biological or adoptive mother or father of the child. Adopting parent/s must complete the county or agency issued application, 26 hours of training, a homestudy process, and undergo criminal background and CPS checks. Nonresidents of Indiana may only adopt hard-to-place children.