Yes, single individuals are eligible to adopt in California. The state of California allows both single individuals and married couples to pursue adoption. As long as a single person meets the other requirements for adoption, such as being at least 18 years old, completing a home study, demonstrating stability and suitability to provide for a child, and meeting the necessary legal criteria, they can proceed with the adoption process.
Adoption agencies and professionals in California consider the best interests of the child when evaluating prospective adoptive parents, regardless of their marital status. Single individuals who wish to adopt are encouraged to consult with adoption agencies or attorneys specializing in adoption to understand the specific requirements, procedures, and considerations for single adoptive parents in California. They can provide guidance and support throughout the adoption process and help navigate the legal requirements and complexities.
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