Adoption is the legal and emotional acceptance of a child not born into your family. There are several different kinds of adoption, including domestic, international, public adoption, independent adoption, and relative adoption.

The decision to adopt is a life-changing one for you, your family, and the child or children you adopt. There are many important decisions to be made and the adoption process is lengthy. The navigation below will show you links to more information about the types of adoption, as well as links to download informational packets about each type.