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FAQ - Adoption

Arizona Civil Legal Needs Community Survey

Civil legal organizations in Arizona are seeking your input to increase their ability to meet the civil legal needs of Arizona's lower income residents. Please complete this survey to assist in improving civil legal services in Arizona.

Encuesta de Necesidades Legales Civiles de Arizona

Las organizaciones legales civiles en Arizona buscan su opinión para aumentar su capacidad de satisfacer las necesidades legales civiles de los residentes de bajos ingresos de Arizona. Por favor complete esta encuesta para ayudar a mejorar los servicios legales civiles en Arizona.

Do I need to be certified to adopt a relative?

If you are adopting a relative and you are the uncle, aunt, adult sibling, grandparent or great-grandparent of the child, you do not have to be certified. You will, however, need to pass a fingerprint-based criminal history records check in order to be approved by the court to adopt. 

Response provided by the Arizona Department of Child Safety