Adoption in WyomingWyoming is wide open and full of adventures. Adoption in this state is also an adventure, as there isn't much outlined in legal system to guide you. Adults must live in Wyoming for 60 days prior to adoption. Wyoming doesn't outline what expenses may be paid for in the adoption journey, so talking with a professional would be helpful. We do know that Yellowstone National Park is in Wyoming, and it is stupendous.
Home Study Providers in Wyoming
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Adoption Attorneys in Wyoming
Adoption Agencies in WY
AAAA Attorneys in WY
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AttorneyDebra J. Wendtland2161 Coffeen Avenue, Suite 301
Sheridan, WY 82801Services Offered Contested Adoption, Domestic Adoption, Intercountry Adoption, Interstate (ICPC) Adoption
AgencyA Baby Step Adoption340 Morgantown Road
Reading, PA 19611Services Offered A Baby Step Adoption Agency is led by an AAAA Director with over 30 years of legal and adoption experience. Our agency specializes in full service, newborn baby adoption throughout the United States.
AttorneyAdoptions First LLP1100 Glendon Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90024Services Offered Adoptions First has provided the most caring and professional adoption services for over 30 years. Since 1988 we have dedicated our services & experience to adoptive parents and birth parents. Adoption is not only our work. It is our passion, our personal stories, and our life’s calling.
AgencyAdopt America111 N.E. 1st Street, Suite 902
Miami, FL 33132Services Offered Adopt America is a licensed child placement agency in the State of Florida. We provide home study services mainly to residents of S. Florida and some other locations throughout Florida. We offer placement services when we are working with a designated birthmother/birth parents but no waiting list.
Traveling For Your Adoption in Wyoming
Length of ICPC
Wyoming adheres to the Interstate Compact On The Placement of Children (ICPC) – a uniform law in all 50 States that establishes procedures for the interstate placement of children. The ICPC also places specific responsibilities on those involved in placing the children. The three principle goals of the ICPC are to:
Protect the children being placed.
Ensure that they receive the services they need.
Facilitate permanent placements for those children who are in state custody
Adoption Law FAQ in Wyoming
Adoption Law Info
Who Can Adopt?
Individuals who are deemed competent and have lived in Wyoming for a minimum of 60 days.
Can out-of-state residents finalize an adoption?
Can adopting parents use an adoption facilitator or another paid intermediary?
Not addressed in state statutes.
What birth parent expenses may be paid, and in what time period?
Not addressed in state statutes.
When does consent become irrevocable? If consent is revoked, is return to birth parent automatic?
Qualifications for Adoptive Parents for adoption
Citation: Ann. Stat. § 1-22-103
Any adult person who has resided in the State during the 60 days immediately preceding the filing of the petition for adoption and who is determined by the court to be fit and competent to be a parent may adopt in accordance with this act.
Home Study Info
Elements of a Home Study for Adoption
Citation: Ann. Stat. § 1-22-104; Code of Rules § 049-040-001
Adoption proceedings shall be commenced by a petition filed in district court. An affidavit from each petitioner shall be attached to the petition setting forth:
• Any previous or current diagnosed psychiatric disorders of the petitioner
• All felony convictions of the petitioner within the preceding 10 years
• All misdemeanor convictions of the petitioner within the preceding 5 years
• The current parole or probation status of the petitioner, if any
In regulation: If the department is ordered by the court to conduct an adoptive home study, the applicant is to provide the following:
• Names, addresses, age, sex, race and nationality; education, work, and employment records; physical description; verification of marriage(s) and divorce(s); financial statement of assets, liabilities, and income; family members and others living within the home
• Names and addresses of five references who have known the applicant for a minimum of 2 years
• A general physical examination, completed within the year, including fertility/infertility studies
• Autobiographies of each applicant
• A statement as to the motivation to adopt and the types of children the applicant would consider
Applicants must document that they are residents of the State.
Following the receipt of the above, interviews both at the department field office and the applicantâs home shall be conducted to provide the information needed to complete an adoptive home study and to assist in the evaluation of the suitability of placement of a child for adoption in that home. Such interviews shall be conducted within the timeframe specified by the court order, but in no case shall the process exceed 6 months from date of application.
Further information may be required such as criminal history checks, psychological evaluations from a licensed psychologist, and central registry checks.
Grounds for Withholding Approval for Adoption
Citation: Ann. Stat. § 1-22-111
The adoption petition may be denied if the court finds that the best interests and welfare of the child will be served by such denial.
When Home Studies Must Be Completed for Adoption
Citation: Code of Rules § 049-040-001
The study must be completed within the timeframe specified by the court order.
Postplacement Study Requirements for Adoption
Citation: Ann. Stat. § 1-22-111
After the petition to adopt has been filed and a hearing held, the court, acting in the best interests and welfare of the child, may make any of the following orders:
• Enter an interlocutory decree of adoption giving the care and custody of the child to the petitioners pending further order of the court
• Defer entry of an interlocutory decree of adoption and order the department or a private licensed agency to investigate and report to the court the background of the child and of the petitioners, and the medical, social and psychological backgrounds and status of the consenting parent and putative father
• Enter a final decree of adoption if the child has resided in the home of the petitioner for 6 months
After a written report of the investigation is filed, the court shall determine if the adoption by petitioners is in the best interests and welfare of the child and thereupon enter the appropriate order or decree.