WHAT STEPS ARE USUALLY INVOLVED IN AN ADOPTION?
1. Preplacement investigation.
2. All necessary consents and/or relinquishments concerning the adoption are obtained.
3. Guardian ad litem is appointed when either natural parent of the adoptee is a minor or in case of a contested hearing.
4. Petition court for authority to pay fees or expenses.
5. Placement of child with petitioners.
6. File petition for adoption 30 days after placement.
7. Serve notice or obtain waiver of notice on or from all parties entitled to notice of the adoption.
8. Post placement investigation.
9. Hearings.
10. Affidavits of non-payment.
11. Accounting of disbursements.

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1. WHAT IS AN ADOPTION?
2. WHO MAY ADOPT?
3. WHO CAN BE ADOPTED?
4. WHAT STEPS ARE USUALLY INVOLVED IN AN ADOPTION?