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Adoption and Child Welfare

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Summary of Arizona Adoption Statutes

This Summary includes the following information

  • Who May be Adopted

  • Who May Place an Adoptee

  • Who May Adopt

  • Who May not Adopt

  • Types of Adoptions

  • Consent Requirements and Information

  • Procedures

  • Safe Surrender Laws

  • Access to Records

  • Financial Issues

Summary of Arizona Termination of Parental Rights Statutes

This Summary includes statutes and explanations of following information

  • Involuntary Parental termination

  • Notice Rights

  • Grounds for Parental Termination

  • Process

  • Dispositions

  • To access links to Arizona statues, cases and articles about adoption and Child Welfare, go to http://www.adoptionchildwelfarelaw.org/ 


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    • If I want to sign away my rights to my children so that they can be adopted by their stepfather,what steps do I need to take? How do I petition the court, or am I able to even do this?
    • My girlfriend is due any day now. She has been doing drugs throughout the pregnancy and trying to put the baby up for adoption. I am the father and am out of work and don't have a stable place to live. If both my girlfriend and I agree can I sign the baby over to my mom and will Cps still get involved if we do so. She just signed an adoption plan so would my mom still be able to take the baby home. I am against the adoption.
    • I am 18 years old and my little sister (age 8) is currently in a CPS case. It looks as if my mother will lose, but the woman that wants to take my little sister is not a good woman. Is there a way that I can adopt my sister? I have a very steady job as a nanny, so I could have her with me at work. I live in a good apartment. I have all the means necessary to raise a child. Is there any way that it is possible?
    • What is the first step I would take to have my husband adopt my first child? What if the father is unknown and not on the birth certificate?
    • Can I adopt my spouse’s children if I am a convicted felon?  And what is an expedited case plan with child protective services mean?

    • i have a 5 month old. the father has isnt on the birth certificate, hasnt filed for rights or establishment of paternity through the courts or anything. he rarely sees the child and when he does its only when its convenient for him. and 98% of the time, he doesnt even claim the child as his own. for example: he tells me to have the real father pay for things. i do not know his current address and was curious about something. i am currently in a relationship with someone new. if i were to marry this person, could he legally adopt the my child? what would he have to do to legally adopt my child?
    • I was put into foster care when I was 8, and during that time my biological mothers rights were severed. I was adopted when I was 12, and love my family. My biological mother has contacted my numerous times after the agency leaked my last name. I am trying to figure out if it is legal for her to have any contact with me what so ever? I do not want to hear from her. She is NOT my mother and I want nothing to do with her.
    • my question is if i adopt my grandson he is 4 will he still recieve state acess?I cannot afford to have him on mine.i have had coustody of him since he was 7-8 months old.I was awarded permanent Guardin of him since Nov.5th 20013 I have filed for adoption through greenlee county.Thank you lydia
    • My daughter was born in las vegas her biological father has not had any contact since she was 1. My boyfriend has been raising her since she was 18 months old. can he adopt her ? her birth certificate has none of her biological fathers information , she how ever has mine and his last name. How would we go about having him adopt her and her receiving his last name?
    • what dose my husband need to Adopt my child. He has been in her life for 11 years and she dose not know that my husband is not her biologic father. My husband would like to adopt her before we tell her the truth. Can you please help me, and tell me what do we need to do first. Thank you so much. Isa Rodas

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