How old do you have to be to adopt a child in Illinois?

Answer You have to be 21.

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Child has had no contact with bio father in 3.5 years. Child is 4 and stepfather wants to adopt. Bio father will not voluntary terminate rights. What is the process to have step father adopt?

Ring the Dept for chid Protective Services and ask for relevant forms. They will also let u know of family court forms u need to submit. There is alot involved and some legal advice or a lawyer wou... Read More »

If you voluntarily give up your rights to your child and allow a relative to adopt that child can you adopt their children?

If CPS places a child in your custody in Texas how long do you have to wait before trying to adopt the child and how much does an adoption like this cost?

It depends if it is a kinship placement or not.  If the child is related to you, you can file for adoption as part of the termination of parental rights or anytime thereafter.  If it is a kinship... Read More »

How old do you have to to adopt a child?

Well I would imagine the minimum age would be 18. However, you'd have to prove that you can care for a child and that you have a stable home for them.