In California, adoption may be made in four  ways, namely, by domestic adoption, international adoption, step parent adoption and adult adoption. Domestic adoption may be independent or through an agency. The birth mother in independent adoption directly chooses the adoptive parents. No pre-placement home study is necessary unless the adoption is interstate. In agency adoption, a licensed agency by the State of California undertakes to perform a home study on the adoptive parents and to supervise the child placement before writing to the court to approve the adoption. An adoption attorney will help in the preparation of the necessary documents.
International adoption requires compliance with the adoption laws of the country of both the birth and the adoptive parents. Due to the complexity of this type of adoption, an adoption lawyer should be consulted. Step parent adoption does not require pre-placement home study but a six-month evaluation is necessary to finalize the adoption. Similarly, in adult adoption, pre-placement home study is not necessary. All but adult adoption requires the consent of the birth parent.
The assistance of a California adoption lawyer is crucial in making sure that laws are properly adhered to. It is important to remember that adoption is subject to the approval of the court. A California adoption lawyer will make sure that all requirements are met for the consideration of the court.
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