Adoptive Family

If you are thinking about adopting a child, you probably have questions about exactly how adoption works in your state. Because adoption is regulated by state laws, where you live can have an impact on nearly every aspect of the adoption process, from the requirements to adopt to the adoption home study and more.

In this section, find information you need about state adoption laws, processes and more, and find the adoption services and resources you need to successfully add to your family.

As a national, full-service adoption agency, American Adoptions works with hopeful parents from across the country. To learn how we can help guide you through the entire domestic infant adoption process, contact an adoption specialist now at 1-800-ADOPTION.

Adopting a Baby in Tennessee

If you’re considering adopting a child, you’ll first want to learn everything you can about adoption in Tennessee. Start here:

5 Questions You Have About Tennessee Adoption Requirements

If you have questions about the TN adoption age limit or other adoption qualifications, you’ll need to read up on these Tennessee adoption requirements.

Your Complete Guide to the Tennessee Adoption Home Study

Before beginning your Tennessee adoption home study, learn exactly how to get started and where to find the services you need.

5 Tennessee Adoption Laws You Should Know

Since adoption laws vary by state, this article compiles all the important Tennessee adoption laws in one place. Learn how TN laws could affect your adoption:

What to Expect from Your Tennessee Adoption Finalization

To get your final decree of adoption in TN, you must first complete these steps for an adoption finalization. Here’s what you need to know.

Foster Care Adoption in Tennessee

To adopt a foster child in Tennessee, you’ll need to know all about the state’s foster system. Here’s how to grow your family through TN foster care:

International Adoption in Tennessee

If you’re interested in pursuing international adoption in Tennessee, here’s how to adopt a child from another country.

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  • What is the total cost for the entire adoption?

    There are several factors that determine the total cost for an adoption, including the program you choose. Variables such as medical bills, birth mother expenses and legal fees vary for each adoption. We strive to maintain affordable adoptions without cutting corners. Please see the Our Domestic Adoption Programs section for further details.

  • Can we choose the gender of our baby?

    Have your heart set on a bouncing baby boy or a new little princess? American Adoptions now offers a gender-specific option for families hoping for a specific gender. With this option families would pay an additional Gender-Specific Fee to help our agency locate and work with birth mothers meeting this additional criteria. Please note that gender specificity may increase wait time. This fee is in addition to all other program fees and is not considered part of your adoption budget. Please contact us at 1-800-ADOPTION for minimum budget details.

  • Do we need to retain our own attorney?

    No - American Adoptions has established relationships with some of the best adoption attorneys in the nation. It is important to note that adoption laws vary state-to-state and often even county-to-county. As such, it is important to utilize the services of an attorney that specializes in adoption in the state the adoption will finalize in, which we will not know until you are matched with an expectant mother. Retaining your own attorney at this time is not necessary and may be an additional expense to you that is not needed.

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