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Adoption is a beautiful and life-changing process for families all around the world. Those looking to adopt in Arizona need to understand the different types of adoption available and know what steps to take to adopt a child. Individuals and couples considering adoption must meet certain requirements set forth by the state in order to qualify as adoptive parents.

Our family law attorneys at the Law Offices of Vescio & Seifert, P.C., can assist you during the adoption process. With offices in Glendale and Tucson, Arizona, we’re able to serve clients in the Phoenix Metro Area and across the state.

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What Are Some Types of Adoption?

As you consider adoption, it’s important to have a solid understanding of your options. Below is an overview of the different types of adoption available in Arizona:
It is essential that those considering any type of adoption do their research thoroughly so they have all the information necessary before making any decisions about which path is best for them and their family’s situation.

Arizona Adoption Laws

In Arizona, both single people and married couples can adopt children. To qualify as an adoptive parent in Arizona, an applicant must:

In Arizona, any child under 18 years old who is not married or emancipated may be adopted. It may be possible to adopt an adult in Arizona under certain circumstances. Adults can be adopted as long as they are not older than 21 and are the former/current step-child, cousin, niece/nephew, or grandchild of the adoptive individual.

In most cases, consent from both birth parents is required before the adoption process can begin. However, there are some circumstances in which one parent’s consent is sufficient — for example, if the other parent has abandoned the child or has had their parental rights terminated by court order. Similarly, if one parent is deceased or otherwise unavailable (e.g., due to incarceration), then only one parent needs to give consent for an adoption to occur.

Overview of the Adoption Process

The adoption process in Arizona is governed by state statutes and regulations. Generally speaking, there are five main steps involved in the adoption process:
Adopting a child is an exciting yet complex endeavor that requires plenty of research beforehand to ensure it goes smoothly. Consider contacting a knowledgeable adoption attorney to help you navigate the various aspects of the process.

Adoption Attorneys in Glendale & Tucson, Arizona

Adoption is an incredibly rewarding experience that allows people to form loving family units, but it’s important to understand what’s involved before taking steps toward making it happen. Our adoption attorneys can provide you with proper guidance throughout each step along your journey. Reach out to our office at Law Offices of Vescio & Seifert, P.C., to discuss your concerns and adoption plans. We proudly serve clients in Glendale, Tucson, and throughout Arizona.