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Adopting in Wyoming

Adoption in Wyoming

Wyoming 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.

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Adoption Attorneys in Wyoming

5 Adoption Agencies in WY

1 AAAA Attorneys in WY

Academy of Adoption & Assisted Reproduction Attorneys

  • Attorney
    Debra J. Wendtland
    2161 Coffeen Avenue, Suite 301
    Sheridan, WY 82801
    Services Offered Contested Adoption, Domestic Adoption, Intercountry Adoption, Interstate (ICPC) Adoption
  • Agency
    A Baby Step Adoption
    340 Morgantown Road
    Suite 2
    Reading, PA 19611
    (610) 376-9742
    Services 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.
  • Attorney
    Adoptions First LLP
    1100 Glendon Ave
    Floor 15
    Los Angeles, CA 90024
    (800) 658-8284
    Services 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.
  • Agency
    Adopt America
    111 N.E. 1st Street, Suite 902
    Miami, FL 33132
    (305) 984-2154
    Services 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.
  • Agency
    Caring Adoptions
    11601 Katy Freeway
    Suite 222
    Houston, TX 77079
    (281) 920-4300
    Services Offered Caring Adoptions is a full service adoption agency that has been finding families for children since 1991. Although located in Houston, Caring Adoptions works with Birthmothers throughout Texas, and Adoptive Parents throughout Texas and the United States.

Traveling For Your Adoption in Wyoming

Length of ICPC
in Wyoming

N/A days


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

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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 applicant’s 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.


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