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Adoption Program

2013 Adoption Awareness Month Proclamation (312 kb pdf)

Adoption is a court action in which an adult assumes legal and other responsibilities for another, usually a minor. Many individuals seek to build or add to their families through adoption. Families of all kinds adopt children from newborns to teenagers, of every race and ethnicity, and from many countries around the world.

Learn More About Adoption

For more information, prospective adoptive parents should read adoption guidebooks that are available at public libraries and bookstores. The Internet is another resource for adoption information, but prospective parents should verify their credibility by cross checking. Various organizations offer educational programs on adoption, including private adoption agencies.

 

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