adoption laws in Arizona

State Adoption Laws in Arizonalegal_image

When it comes to laws that govern Arizona adoption, trying to find a quick and simple answer can be frustrating.  Trying to decipher what a specific adoption law statute means can be overwhelming.  Our goal is to help you find answers to the most common Arizona adoption laws.

Every state has very different statutes that regulate how an adoption can be administered.  If you are considering an in-state adoption – were both the adoptive family and birth mother live in Arizona – adoption laws become clearer and more definitive. However, if your adoption is a dual-state adoption – wherein the adoptive family and birth mother live in different states – which states laws take precedence can become very complicated.  Obviously, in either situation, we advise that an experienced adoption attorney knowledgeable in Arizona adoption law should render an opinion before any action be considered.

As a general reference tool, the following information is provided as an abridged summary interpretation of key Arizona adoption laws. Most of these adoption codes have additional circumstances that will need to be verified and considered for each specific adoption. In addition, in state-to-state adoptions, some of these codes may not be applicable depending on the combination of states involved.

 THIS INFORMATION SHOULD NOT BE RELIED UPON AS COMPLETE LEGAL ADVICE AND APPLICABLE TO YOUR SPECIFIC ADOPTION. IT IS INTENDED ONLY TO BE A REFERENCE AND NOT DEFINITIVE.

Summary Answer**
State Statute
State Code Primary State adoption statute page
When can a Birth Mother sign consent? 72 hours after birth §8-107B
When can a Birth Father sign consent? 72 hours after birth §8-107B
Who is required to witness consent? No applicable §8-107A
When can consent be revoked? Irrevocable upon signing consent §8-106(I.)(3)
Is a court hearing required for termination? No No statute specified
Is there a Putative Father registry? Yes §8-106.01
How long until finalization? 3 months §8-125
Can a non-resident finalize? No Statute not applicable
Are Birth Mother expenses allowed to be paid? Yes §8-114
Is there an allowable maximum for Birth Mother expenses? No Statute not applicable
Can court increase maximum Birth Mother expenses? Yes §8-114
Are post partum expenses allowed? No 8-114
Are Birth Mother expenses required to be paid by an agency? No 8-114
Are Birth Mother medical expenses allowed to be paid? Yes §8-114
Is there an allowable maximum for medical expenses? No §8-114
Does the state allow same sex adoption? Not specified §8-103
Does the state allow single parent adoption? Yes §8-103
 
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