Adoption is a wonderful gift for everyone involved. You get a child who you can love and care for. The child gets a loving and attentive home. Regardless of whether you adopt a baby, a toddler or an older child, it is a situation that can be really great. However, the state of Kentucky takes huge responsibility for children before they are officially adopted. Due to this, the state has some strict guidelines for who can adopt. It is important for such regulations to ensure the children being adopted are going to good homes where they will get proper care and be loved.
In order to adopt a child, according to KY.gov, you have to be at least 21 years old. You do not need to be married as single people can adopt. You have to attend all required meetings and agree to investigations and home visits. You also need to be able to show you are financially stable and able to care for the child. You do not have to be rich. You just need to have enough money to take care of all the child's needs while still being able to support the rest of your family. You also have to be in good health, physically and mentally. Finally, you home must be safe. It has to meet certain requirements and not pose any safety or health risks.
When you choose to adopt, you will have to attend meetings and complete training. You will have people come inspect your home and talk to you. It is a process that takes time. Generally, you can complete the process in six to nine months. This information is for education and is not legal advice.