All states have statutes governing adoption. We work for our clients to assist them to negotiate the complex maze and intricacies of state adoption law to enable them to adopt a child within a reasonable period of time.
State laws define the processes by which a legal parent-child relationship is created between individuals who are not related biologically.
The parent-child relationship established by adoption may have ramifications in areas of Federal law affected by family status, e.g., Social Security.
One needs an attorney with knowledge and expertise in both state and Federal law to help you achieve your goal while working within the constraints of your own personal, legal and financial background.