Can I Adopt A Child In A Different State

What if I want to adopt child from a different state. Is this possible?
Posted 1 year ago  | 
Child Custody,General Legal
Child Custody General Legal

1 Answer(s)

Prateek Kumar
Advocate

Yes. The Adoption and Safe Families Act (ASFA), passed in 1998, requires state agencies to speed up a child's move from foster care to adoption by establishing time frames for permanency planning and guidelines for when a child must be legally freed for adoption. The law also removes geographic barriers to adoption by requiring that states not delay or deny a placement if an approved family is available outside the state.