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Are there any requirements for adopting a child?

| Aug 6, 2016 | Family Law |

If you are wondering whether or not you will be able to adopt a child in Illinois, reviewing the adoption process may be helpful. In Belleville, and other parts of the state, those who wish to adopt a child should familiarize themselves with some of the different requirements concerning adoption.

According to the Illinois Department of Children & Family Services, you may be able to adopt a child so long as you are capable of providing the child with a loving and satisfactory home. While the state doesn’t have a list of clearly defined requirements, you will need to have sufficient room for the child in your place of residence and have the ability to handle the financial responsibilities that are associated with adoption. However, you don’t need to be a homeowner and there aren’t any income requirements.

If your family wishes to adopt a child, it will need to complete 27 hours of training in order to become a foster family that is fully licensed. Afterward, your family will need another nine hours of training once a match has been found. By successfully finishing all of the training that is required, you will be given helpful resources that can help you provide children with the care they need.

Usually, the licensing process takes up to one or two months, while adoptions usually receive approval six months after you have found a match. Please understand this post was written to shed light on adoption and is not to be interpreted as legal counsel.

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