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Can We Adopt If We're Not Married?

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on August 17, 2015

caucasian_latino_coupleQuestion: Can we adopt through Lifetime if we're just living together and not yet married?

Answer: No, most states only provide adoption proceedings for singles or couples who are married. You can each adopt as a single but it gets complicated and expensive because one of you will adopt and complete the adoption, and then the other parent adopts.

Many birth parents prefer (and request) a couple who is married. They want a loving, stable family life for their child: parents who are in a loving marriage and have a secure relationship.

At Lifetime Adoption, we've facilitated adoptions for couples who were married for only 12 months and for as long as 25 years.

Do you have questions about adoption through Lifetime? Please give us a call at 1-800-923-6784. To start the first steps towards adopting a baby through Lifetime and apply, please click on the image here:

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Topics: Infant adoption, I want to adopt a baby, adoption Q&A