We are actually in the homestretch of finalizing the adoption of our child that was from another state... We searched and inquired and submitted our home study for an average of 5 kids a week, took 1 1/2 years to get matched... You really need to check on state laws of the states you are interested in, each states laws vary. Plus most states require an interstate compact after you are matched, an agreement between your state and the childs state, before the child can come home with you. You also have to take traveling into consideration, most states will require pre adoptive visits for you to begin bonding before they let you bring the child home...
You also need to see if your Local socisl services wil allow you to submit your home study for an out of state child, some will not, they consider that their property. Plus some states will not accept it from you, only from a caseworker. Outta room, good luck!!
at 11:25 AM on Jun. 20, 2011