How to Pay for a Massachusetts Adoption

Adopting a child in Massachusetts can be expensive. Fortunately, there are many resources that can help. Here is a look at the costs of adoption and the various forms of financial assistance that may be available to you. What Does Adoption Cost?  Adoption costs in the...

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Kinship Adoption in Massachusetts

Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker has signed legislation clearing the way for adults to adopt their siblings and younger aunts or uncles, a bill that the state’s official Child Advocate says will create more stability in the lives of the state’s most vulnerable...

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Selected Massachusetts Cases on Adoption

Here are important Massachusetts cases on adoption: Adoption of Daphne, 484 Mass. 421 (2020) Discusses the Massachusetts court's jurisdiction in an adoption by the biological father when the gestational carrier lived in Massachusetts, but the father lived in another...

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FAQs: Adoption Process in Massachusetts

Massachusetts adoptions are very complicated and, of course, very important. The information here is to help you understand the process of adopting a child and what it entails. Who can adopt? In order to adopt, you must be at least 18 years old. You or the child must...

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