How old do you have to be to adopt a child?

You must be 18 years old to adopt a child. Answer . 18 if you have no criminal record. so be good.. The age when one is eligible to adopt a child is determined by the state (MORE)

Can a person adopt a child internationally of 17 year old?

We are trying to adopt a sibling group internationally. The oldest is 17 right now and we have been told by the state department and USCIS that with the new Hague regulations (MORE)

Can an adopted child be emancipated at 16 years old and be re-adopted?

It is very unlikely that a court would emancipate a 16 year old and then allow them to be adopted. If the child is in trouble or danger, the court or child services can ensure (MORE)

What do you have to do to adopt a child?

The first step is to satisfy a homestudy. Call a local adoption agency that specializes in the type of adoption you want -- international, domestic infant or foster care. Or i (MORE)

How do you know what child to adopt?

Answer by Katie, I don't think that it is a matter of just the cute one. I think that it is a matter of the feeling that you get. When you see a child you should feel like yo (MORE)