Federal and state laws that apply to foster care and adoption require certain steps to be followed prior to the finalization of an adoption. Adoption is permanent and the biological parents have no rights or obligations to the adopted child.
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Prospective adoptive parents need an approved Family Preparation Assessment (Home Study) to be recommended for a child who is a ward.
The county Department of Child Services (DCS) may have completed a court action to terminate the parent-child relationship so that a child who is a ward can be legally free for adoption, whether the child's parents have consented or not determines the type of court action that is necessary.
If you are an Indiana resident, you may file your adoption petition in:
If you are not an Indiana resident, you may petition to adopt a child who is a ward of Indiana in the county where the DCS has custody or the county where the child resides.