In this article, our St. Charles adoption attorneys explain the different types of adoption that are available in Illinois, including:
- Related adoption: at least one of the adoptive parents is related to the child;
- Agency adoption: adoption through an adoption agency;
- Private adoption: no adoption agency is involved and the adoptive parents are not related to the child;
- Adoption of an adult;
- Standby adoption: the biological parent is terminally ill and providing for the care of his or her child when he or she is no longer able to do so.