I am interested in adopting a child. What options do I have?There are several types of adoptions. Some are private adoptions handled by an attorney or a private agency and others involve a state agency such as the Department of Human Services. The most frequent adoptions are:
- Private agency ward adoptions
- Direct placements
- State and court ward adoptions
- Relative adoptions
- Stepparent adoptions
- Inter-country/interstate adoptions
For more information on stepparent or relative adoptions, please contact your local Circuit Court, Family Division. For other adoptions, you may contact a licensed child-placing agency.