I am interested in adopting a child. What options do I have?
There are several types of adoptions. Some are private adoptions handled by an attorney or a private agency and others involve a state agency such as the Department of Human Services. The most frequent adoptions are:
Private agency ward adoptions
State and court ward adoptions
For more information on stepparent or relative adoptions, please contact your local Circuit Court, Family Division. For other adoptions, you may contact a licensed child-placing agency.