New York State Adoption Process and Laws?

Answer Adopting a child in New York State is a process that can take up to one-and-a-half years. The New York State Adoption Service (NYSAS) requires an adoption application, a homestudy, adoption agency ... Read More »

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Stepparent Adoption Rights in New York State?

In New York, stepparent adoption can be handled either by the Family Court or the Surrogate Court. The first step is to submit all of the necessary documentation and consent forms to the court. Wit... Read More »

Virginia State Adoption Laws?

The State of Virginia has two types of adoptions, public (agency) and private (non-agency). Agency placements involve children who are in the custody of the local department of social services. Reg... Read More »

Where is an adoption birth certificate filed in New York state?

If the adoptive parent or biological sibling of an adopted child wishes, he can register with the New York State Adoption Information Registry. Otherwise, all adoption records are kept confidential... Read More »

How much does a step parent adoption cost in new york state?

In Jefferson County NY, for an uncontested step-parent adoption, I was quoted $1500 + the $150 fee for the home study. Relatively cheap compared to what I've researched in other states. Good luck!