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do you have to be married to be able to adopt a child?

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Asked by kornfan87 at 5:57 PM on Nov. 22, 2010 in Adoption

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  • no,but they prefer it

    Answer by butterflyblue19 at 5:58 PM on Nov. 22, 2010

  • no

    Answer by raisingmen at 6:02 PM on Nov. 22, 2010

  • No

    Answer by TARARENEE at 6:14 PM on Nov. 22, 2010

  • No but it is very hard to do so one your own

    Answer by JLS2388 at 9:24 PM on Nov. 22, 2010

  • most birth mothers are not married so when they look for new parents they prefer them to be married maybe if you applied to be a foster mom for awhile you would be able to adopt one of the kids that you are a foster mom for

    Answer by nandy90 at 11:26 PM on Nov. 22, 2010

  • Unless Juno picks you, mostly its preferred your married.

    Answer by Anonymous at 2:37 PM on Nov. 23, 2010

  • Nope, not in the US. Some countries require you to be married for international adoption, and some agencies (Christian agencies typically) require you be married. But most agencies and foster adopt programs don't require you be married.

    Answer by TwoBrownDogs at 9:47 PM on Nov. 23, 2010

  • NO, you are not required to be married. However, if you go through an agency that allows the birth mother to choose the family, most of the young, unmarried girls want a two-parent family for their babies. Foster adopt programs don't require you to be married and you would be able to have a child in your home for a while before you adopted, to see how the two of you meshed with personalities, etc. The bonus of adopting through foster care is that it does not cost a lot and in some states, you get a stipend to help cover costs, even after the child is adopted.

    Answer by Tawneekitn at 2:12 PM on Nov. 24, 2010

  • so is foster care a good way to go and can you get a baby that way or all the kids other.

    Comment by kornfan87 (original poster) at 4:37 PM on Nov. 24, 2010

  • I think it depends on the state you live in.

    Answer by Joyzap2003 at 8:08 PM on Dec. 1, 2010

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