Legislative Information by State

 


State Legislative Directory

Adoption is governed by state statute. If your state does not mandate adoption benefits you are seeking, we encourage you to contact your legislators. Our website provides step-by-step instructions and resources for supportive information so you can effectively communicate as you advocate. You can use the instructions within the Contact Your Legislator page to reach out and request adoption benefits within your state.

Alabama: Code of Alabama 1975, Sections 26-10A-1 to 26-10A-38 http://www.legislature.state.al.us

Alaska: Alaska Statutes (1999), Sections 18.50.500; 18.50.510 and 25.23.005 to 25.23.240 http://www.legis.state.ak.us

Arizona: Arizona Revised Statutes, Chapter 1, Article 1, Sections 8-101 to 8-135; 8-141 to 8-145; 8-161 to 8-166; 8-171 to 8-17 http://www.azleg.state.az.us

Arkansas: Arkansas Code of 1987 Annotated, Sections 9-9-101 to 9-9-103; 9-9-201 to 9-9-224; 9-9-301 to 9-9-303; 9-9-401 to 9-9-412; 9-9-501 to 9-9-508; 9-9-601 http://www.arkleg.state.ar.us

California: California General Laws, Family Law Code Sections 8500 to 8548; 8600 to 9206; 9300 to 9340 http://www.leginfo.ca.gov

Colorado: Colorado Revised Statutes (1999), Sections 19-5-200.2 to 19-5-216; 19-5-301 to 19-5-306; 19-5-402 to 19-5-403 and 25-2-113.5 http://www.state.co.us

Connecticut: General Statutes of Connecticut (1998), Sections 45a-706 to 45a-770 http://www.cga.ct.gov/olm/

Delaware: Delaware Code, Title 13, Sections 901 to 932; 961 to 965 http://www.legis.delaware.gov

District of Columbia: District of Columbia Code (1999), Title 16 Particular Actions, Proceedings and Matters, Chapter 3, Sections 16-301 to 16-315 http://www.dccouncil.washington.dc.us

Florida: Florida Statutes (1998), Sections 63.012 to 63.301 http://www.leg.state.fl.us

Georgia: Georgia Code, Sections 19-8-1 to 19-8-26 http://www.legis.ga.gov

Hawaii: Hawaii Revised Statutes, Sections 578-1 to 578-17 http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov

Idaho: Idaho Statutes, Sections 16-1501 to 16-1515 and 39-258 to 39-259A http://www.state.id.us/legislat/legislat.html

Illinois: Illinois Compiled Statutes (1998), 750, 50/0.01 to 750, 50/24 http://www.ilga.gov/

Indiana: Indiana Code (1998), Sections 31-19-1-1 to 31-19-29-6 http://www.state.in.us/legislative

Iowa: Iowa Code (1999), Sections 600.1 to 600.25 http://www2.legis.state.ia.us/Code.html

Kansas: Kansas Statutes (1998), Sections 59-2111 to 59-2144 http://kslegislature.org/li/

Kentucky: Kentucky Revised Statutes (1998), Sections 199.470 to 199.590 http://www.lrc.state.ky.us

Louisiana: Louisiana Revised Statues, Sections 40:72 to 40:79; Ch.C. Title XII, art. 1167 to 1278 http://www.legis.state.la.us

Maine: Maine Revised Statutes (1999), Title 18-A, Sections 9-101 to 9-108; 9-201 to 9-205; 9-301 to 9-315; 9-401 to 9-404; Title 22, Sections 2706-A; 2765; 4171 to 4176; 8201 to 8206 http://www.maine.gov/legis/

Maryland: Maryland Statutes (1999) Family Law, Sections 5-301 to 5-330; 5-401 to 5-415; 5-4A-01 to 5-4A-08; 5-4B-01 to 5-4B-12; 5-4C-01 to 5-4C-07 http://www.mlis.state.md.us

Massachusetts: Massachusetts General Laws (1998), Chapter 210, Sections 1 to 11A http://www.malegislature.gov/

Michigan: Michigan Compiled Laws (1999), Sections 710.21 to 710.70; 722.954b to 722.960 http://www.michiganlegislature.org

Minnesota: Minnesota Statutes (1999), Sections 259.20 to 259.89 http://www.leg.state.mn.us

Mississippi: Mississippi Code of 1972 (1999), Sections 93-17-1 to 93-17-223 http://www.ms.gov/

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

Montana: Montana Code Annotated 1999, Sections 42-1-101 to 42-8 -108; 42-10-101 to 42-10-128 http://www.leg.mt.gov

Nebraska: Nebraska Revised Statutes, Sections 43-101 to 43-165 http://www.nebraskalegislature.gov/

Nevada: Nevada Revised Statutes (1999), Sections 127.003 to 127.186; 127.220 to 127.420 http://www.leg.state.nv.us

New Hampshire: New Hampshire Revised Statutes (1999), Sections 170-B:1 to 170-B:26 http://www.state.nh.us

New Jersey: New Jersey Revised Statutes (1999), Sections 9:3-38 to 9:3-55 http://www.njleg.state.nj.us

New Mexico: New Mexico Statutes (1999), Sections 32A-5-1 to 32A-5-45 http://www.nmlegis.gov/

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

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

North Dakota: North Dakota Century Code (1999), Sections 14-15- 01 to 14-15-23 http://www.legis.nd.gov/

Ohio: Ohio Revised Code (1999), Sections 3107.01 to 3107.99 http://www.legislature.state.oh.us/

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

Oregon: Oregon Revised Statutes (1999), Sections 109.304 to 109.507; 432.425 to 432.420 http://www.leg.state.or.us/ors

Pennsylvania: Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes (1999), Title 23, Sections 2101 to 2910 http://www.legis.state.pa.us/

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

South Carolina: Code of Laws of South Carolina (1999), Sections 20-7-1650 to 20-7-1897 http://www.scstatehouse.gov/

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

Tennessee: Tennessee Code (1999), Sections 36-1-102 to 36-1-305 http://www.legislature.state.tn.us/

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

Utah: Utah Code Annotated, Sections 78-30-1 to 78-30-19 http://www.le.state.ut.us/

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

Virginia: Code of Virginia (1999), Starting with Section 63.2- 1200 http://legis.state.va.us

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/pages/home.aspx

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/

Wisconsin: Wisconsin Statutes (1999), Sections 48.40 to 48.975 http://www.legis.state.wi.us/

Wyoming: Wyoming Statutes (1999), Sections 1-22-101 to 1-22-203 http://legisweb.state.wy.us/