Becoming an Adoptive Parent with a Record

What will I learn about adoption?

This section is focused on people with criminal records who want to BECOME adoptive parents. If your child was adopted out while you were incarcerated or because of your conviction history, and you want to learn about your options, see PG. 747 about juvenile dependency court and CPS involvement instead.

  1. What is adoption?

  2. What is the background check process for potential adoptive parents?

  3. Can I adopt a child if I have a criminal record?

  4. My child was adopted out while I was incarcerated. What can I do to reconnect?