Adoption LawSite Disclaimer
This website contains summaries of adoption/child welfare statutes, regulations, and selected cases prepared by The National Center for Adoption Law and Policy. These summaries are provided for your convenience and information only. They are not intended to be complete statements of the law embodied in the statutes, regulations, or cases, nor are they intended to be interpretations of the law or expressions of opinion as to the status of the law. For more comprehensive information on a particular topic, we recommend that you review the full text of the cited cases, statutes and regulations.
Some of cases summarized may not be deemed “final” or “published” under the law of the jurisdiction in which the case was decided; such cases may therefore have limited precedential value. Prior to relying on or citing to such cases, you should consult rules of the particular jurisdiction relating to the citation of non-final or unpublished cases.
In addition, while we make every attempt to notify users of any changes in the law, such as statutory amendments or case reversals, you should independently verify the current status of any case, statute or regulation you intend to cite in any legal pleading, article or publication.
For specific guidance on an adoption law issue, or for an interpretation of or an opinion about the law, you should consult a legal professional who is familiar with the laws of your jurisdiction.