Maryland Adoption Forms

Step parent adoption in Maryland comes with one of the most convenient legal processes all across the country. The application forms, however, remain as confusing as any other state’s. You cannot risk any mistakes in your application because it might prolong an already testing length of time before you can finally celebrate the expansion of your family.


When preparing your adoption application in Maryland, you will soon realize the forms have many questions that do not seem to have a clear answer. You might even spend hours on the forms before realizing it is too annoying for you to give it any more or your precious time. Once that happens, you will start thinking about getting professional help.

A lot of people pick up the yellow pages and find an adoption attorney or law firm to take care of their application. While this is not an invalid choice, since attorneys are trained to prepare adoption applications without much fuss, they do not necessarily make it so easy. In fact, adoption attorney often take weeks to prepare an application and ask you over for a couple of long interviews only to justify the large amount of fee they are going to charge you for the service.

A lot of other people who care about their money and time look up other options and soon find us. Rapid Adoption has been getting adoption applications ready for the past 15 years. We have helped thousands of families find the happiness of welcoming a new family member across the USA. Over all these years, none of the applications we prepared were ever refused submission in any courts of the USA, which means we can guarantee you 100% success of submission.

What is most interesting is the fact that we charge a small fraction of the fee you would pay an adoption attorney and we prepare your application in three days at most. We can assist you with:

  • Step parent adoption in Maryland
  • Adult adoption in Maryland
  • Child adoption in Maryland
  • Relative adoption in Maryland

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This is why the first thing you should do is to try and get a good grip on the adoption laws in Maryland. Understanding the law and knowing what you are supposed to do will also tell you what to expect once your application is ready for submission. Adoption laws in Maryland are fairly easy to follow and you should not have any problem understanding them.


When it comes to step parent adoption in Maryland, the state law is very encouraging. Even newly committed couples are allowed to have a legal adoption of one spouse’s children into the family.  The state’s law seems to be made following the argument that there should be as little restriction as possible if a person wants to legally adopt their spouse’s children. This is what makes step parent adoption in Maryland an appealing prospect to couples.

Even when you are going for an unrelated child’s adoption in Maryland, the only couple of conditions the state maintains are to get the consent of the child if they are older than 10 years of age, and even that is required if the parenting rights of the birth parents have been terminated. Otherwise, child adoption in Maryland can be petitioned with the consent of the natural parents.


Similarly, adult adoption in Maryland does not have any serious restrictions. You can adopt any adult as long as they provide consent for the application (except if they are not mentally capable of making that decision, in which case the court will make the decision for them). Adult adoption in Maryland also does not require for the adoptee to reside in your home for a specified period of time before the petition can be finalized.

This also means that you are free to go for relative adoption in Maryland in case an elderly relative is in need of it. Some people have such older relatives living with them already, including grandparents, uncles, aunts, cousins, etc, without legal adoption to give them the care only family can provide. However, with a legal application for relative adoption in Maryland, they will become your legal wards and you can take care of them with more authority.