A person or couple looking to adopt a newborn baby need to know a few things. First, finding a birthmother to place a child with an adoptive person or couple is a very difficult, and complex process. The procedure to adopt a child from someone not related to the adoptive couple by blood or marriage is called a direct placement adoption. Typically, a direct placement adoption is for a new baby.
Who May Adopt
Any potential adoptive parent may adopt and cannot be discriminated against solely on age, race, religious affiliation or income level. A single adoptive parent cannot be discriminated against due to marital status alone. There must be some other factor for an unsatisfactory assessment than marital status.
Who May Place Child...