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Legal Facts about Adoption

Following are some important legal facts that you as professionals and your clients should know:

  • In the states of Rhode Island and Massachusetts, both parents need to agree to an adoption plan for the child.
  • A birth mother can make an adoption plan for the baby without the father if she does not know who the father is.
  • Pregnant women and birth fathers under age 18 need a parent’s consent to place their child for adoption.

The social workers of Adoption Options are trainers for the National Infant Adoption Training Initiative. We are available to provide free on-site training for your staff or to talk directly with your clients. We also offer an Adoption Handout that you can give to your clients, with legal and other information on adoption.

Please feel free to call us with any other legal questions you may have about adoption at 401-331-5437 or 1-800-337-6513.