US Adoption Laws by State
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        

MINNESOTA
Minnesota Statutes (1999), Sections 259.20 to 259.89
http://www.leg.state.mn.us
State Law Library
(651) 296-2775

MISSISSIPPI
Mississippi Code of 1972 (1999), Sections 93-17-1 to 93-17-223
http://www.ls.state.ms
Reference Bureau
(601) 359-3135

MISSOURI
Missouri Revised Statutes, Chapter 453, Sections 453.005 to 453.503
http://www.moga.state.mo.us/

MONTANA
Montana Code Annotated 1999, Sections 42-1-101 to 42-8-108; 42-10-101 to 42-10-128
http://www.leg.state.mt.us/services/legal/laws.htm
Legislative Services Division
(406) 444-3064

NEBRASKA
Nebraska Revised Statutes, Sections 43-101 to 43-165
http://statutes.unicam.state.ne.us/
Bill Room
(402) 471-2609

NEVADA
Nevada Revised Statutes (1999), Sections 127.003 to 127.186; 127.220 to 127.420
http://www.leg.state.nv.us
Publications Section
Legislative Counsel Bureau
(775) 684-6835

NEW HAMPSHIRE
New Hampshire Revised Statutes (1999), Sections 170-B:1 to 170-B:26
http://www.state.nh.us
Reference and Information Services
State Library
(603) 271-2239

NEW JERSEY
New Jersey Revised Statutes (1999), Sections 9:3-38 to 9:3-55
http://www.njleg.state.nj.us
Legislative Information and Bill Room
State House Annex
(609) 292-6395

NEW MEXICO
New Mexico Statutes (1999), Sections 32A-5-1 to 32A-5-45
http://legis.state.nm.us
Legislative Council Services
(ask for library)
(505) 986-4600

NEW YORK
New York State Consolidated Laws, Domestic Relations Chapter 14, Article 7, Title 1-4; Social Services Chapter 55, Article 6, Title 1, Sections 372-374a; Public Health Chapter 45, Article 41, Title 3, Section 4138
http://assembly.state.ny.us/cgi-bin/claws

NORTH CAROLINA
North Carolina General Statutes (1999), Sections 48-1-100 to 48-4-105; 48-6-100 to 48-6-102; 48-9-101 to 48-10-105
http://www.ncga.state.nc.us
Printed Bills Room
State Legislative Building
(919) 733-5648

NORTH DAKOTA
North Dakota Century Code (1999), Sections 14-15-01 to 14-15-23
http://www.state.nd.us/lr/

NORTHERN MARIANA ISLANDS
Northern Mariana Commonwealth Code Title 8, Sections 1401-1420
http://www.cnmilaw.org

OHIO
Ohio Revised Code (1999), Sections 3107.01 to 3107.99
Bill Room
Legislative Services Commission
(614) 466-9745

OKLAHOMA
Oklahoma Statutes Annotated (1999), Title 10, Sections 7501-1.1 to 7506-1.2; 7509-1.1 to 7510-3.3
http://www.lsb.state.ok.us
Bill Distribution
State Capitol
(405) 521-5515

OREGON
Oregon Revised Statutes (1999), Sections 109.304 to 109.507; 432.425 to 432.420
http://www.leg.state.or.us/ors
Legislative Council
State Capitol
(503) 986-1243

PENNSYLVANIA
Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes (1999), Title 23, Sections 2101 to 2910
http://www.legis.state.pa.us/
Legislative Reference
State Capitol Building
(717) 787-7385

PUERTO RICO
Puerto Rico Laws, Title 31, Sections 531 to 539; Title 32, Sections 2691 to 2699
(787) 724-3889

RHODE ISLAND
General Laws of Rhode Island (1999), Sections 15-7-2 to 15-7-26; 15-7.1-1 to 15-7.1-4; 15-7.2-1 to 15-7.2-15
http://www.rilin.state.ri.us
Public Information Center Library
(401) 222-2473

SOUTH CAROLINA
Code of Laws of South Carolina (1999), Sections 20-7-1650 to 20-7-1897
http://www.scstatehouse.net/code/statmast.htm
Local County Library

SOUTH DAKOTA
South Dakota Codified Laws, Sections 25-6-1 to 25-6-23; 25-6A-1 to 25-6A-14
http://www.state.sd.us/state/legis/lrc.htm
Legislative Research Council
State Capitol
(605) 773-3251

TENNESSEE
Tennessee Code (1999), Sections 36-1-102 to 36-1-305
http://www.legislature.state.tn.us/
Office of Legislative Services
(615) 741-3511

TEXAS
Texas Family Code (1999), Sections 162.001 to 162.025; 162.101 to 162.107; 162.201 to 162.206; 162.301 to 162.309; 162.401 to 162.422
http://www.capitol.state.tx.us
Local County Library

UTAH
Utah Code Annotated, Sections 78-30-1 to 78-30-19
http://www.le.state.ut.us/
Legislative Bill Room
801-538-1588

VERMONT
Vermont Statutes (1999), Title 15A, Sections 1-101 to 4-113; 6-102 to 7-105
http://www.leg.state.vt.us/
Legislative Council
(802) 828-2231

VIRGINIA
Code of Virginia (1999), Sections 63.1-219.7 to 63.1-238.01
http://legis.state.va.us
Legislative Information
(804) 698-1500

VIRGIN ISLANDS
Virgin Islands Code, Title 16, Sections 141-144

WASHINGTON
Revised Code of Washington, Sections 26.33.020 to 26.33.901; 26.34.010 to 26.34.080
http://www.leg.wa.gov/wsladm/default.htm

WEST VIRGINIA
West Virginia Code (1999), Sections 48-4A-1 to 48-4A-8 and 48-4-1 to 48-4-16
http://www.legis.state.wv.us/
Clerk of the House
(304) 340-3200

WISCONSIN
Wisconsin Statutes (1999), Sections 48.40 to 48.975
http://www.legis.state.wi.us/
Legislative Reference Room
(608) 226-0341

WYOMING
Wyoming Statutes (1999), Sections 1-22-101 to 1-22-203
http://legisweb.state.wy.us/
Legislative Service Office
State Capitol
(307) 777-7881

1 There is some Federal statutory and constitutional law pertaining to adoptions, in such areas as adoption subsidies, adoption of Native American children, and the rights of unwed or putative fathers.

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