Adoption Attorney in Mesa, Arizona
The process of adoption affects all parties involved – birth parents, adoptive parents, and most of all the child. Before considering adoption, please be as informed as possible.
The following links have good information about adoptions:
AZDES – Foster Care and Adoptions
Who May Adopt :
• An adult resident (a person age 18 or older) of the state (married, unmarried or legally separated). (Ariz. Rev. Stat. § 8-103).
• A husband and wife may jointly adopt a child. (Ariz. Rev. Stat. § 8-103).
• An adult may adopt another adult who is a stepchild, niece, nephew, cousin or grandchild of the adopting person. (Ariz. Rev. Stat. § 14-8101(A)).
• A foster parent may adopt an adult whose has been in his/her care since the adoptee was a juvenile, as long as the foster parent has had a continuous relationship with the adoptee for five or more years. (Ariz. Rev. Stat. § 14-8101(A)).
There is a great need or adoptive families in Arizona. Under Arizona law, any adult resident may bless a child with a stable home as long as they are certified by the state.
There are a number of agencies in Arizona to help parents who have or are considering adopting:
At Budge Law Firm, PLLC, we can help you with the legal side of the adoption process. Please contact our office today at 480-246-8050 for your FREE CONSULTATION, and we can help you be informed.