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Adoption eligibility

To be eligible to adopt a child from the Department of Children & Families (DCF) you must meet the minimum eligibility requirements.

Eligibility requirements

  • Be a Massachusetts resident 18 years of age or older
  • Have a stable source of income
  • Rent or own a home that meets DCF’s home safety standards
  • Pass a background check

    Click here to view the complete list of eligibility standards