As a Kentucky 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 Kentucky adoption laws and policies.
KENTUCKY 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 Kentucky, 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 Kentucky adoptions.
WHO CAN ADOPT IN KENTUCKY?
Any adult who has lived in Kentucky for at least twelve months may adopt. A husband and wife must adopt jointly unless the adopting parent is the spouse of the biological parent of the child.