Who can be an adoptive parent and who selects them?

Any adult resident of this state, whether married, unmarried or legally separated is eligible to qualify to adopt children. A couple may adopt jointly if they are married.

All eligible applicants must have an investigation by a licensed agency and be approved by the court. The expectant parent(s) may choose not to know anything and ask an agency/attorney to select a family. Some expectant parent(s) want to select from non-identifying information or want to meet prospective adoptive parents.