Arizona Adoption – the family

 

Collection of Family Information About Adopted Persons and Their Birth Families

Agency or Person Preparing the Report
Citation: Rev. Stat. § 8-129
The division, agency, or person placing the child shall compile the information.Contents of Report About the Adopted Person
Citation: Rev. Stat. § 8-112
The social study shall include the social history, heritage, and mental and physical condition of the child and the child’s birth parents.

Contents of Report About the Birth Family
Citation: Rev. Stat. § 8-129
The report shall contain detailed, written, nonidentifying information including a health and genetic history and all nonidentifying information about the birth parents or members of a birth parent’s family.

When the Report Is Made
Citation: Rev. Stat. § 8-129
The report is compiled and provided to the prospective adoptive parents before the child is placed for adoption.

Exceptions for Stepparent or Relative Adoptions
Citation: Rev. Stat. § 8-112
A social study is not required if either of the following is true:

  • The prospective adoptive parent is the child’s stepparent who has been legally married to the child’s birth or legal parent for at least 1 year, and the child has resided with the stepparent and parent for at least 1 year.
  • The prospective adoptive parent is the child’s adult sibling, by whole or half blood, or the child’s aunt, uncle, grandparent, or great-grandparent, and the child has resided with the prospective adoptive parent for at least 1 year.

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