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Thinking About Adopting a Child?

Talk through adoption laws with a family lawyer in Princeton, NJ

Choosing to adopt a child is a significant decision. With all of the adoption laws out there, how can you know you're going about the process correctly? Fortunately, the family lawyer at The Chiacchio Law Firm can help. We know the ins and outs of adoption laws in Princeton, NJ.

Adoption FAQ

Adoption FAQ

If you're like most Princeton, NJ residents thinking about adoption, you're sure to have a lot of questions. Here are some frequently asked questions to help you:

  • Who can be adopted? As long as the child is 10 years younger than the petitioner, they can be adopted.
  • Who can adopt a child? You must be at least 18 to adopt in New Jersey. If you're married, your spouse must consent. You and your spouse can also apply for adoption jointly.
  • How long does the child have to live with you before adoption? The child will need to live with you for at least six months before the adoption is finalized.
  • Who can foster a child? As long as you're at least 18, in reasonable health and can prove you can provide a safe home environment, you can foster a child.


Don't let the laws surrounding adoption intimidate you. Call 609-786-2416 for qualified advice about the adoption process from a family lawyer in Princeton, NJ.