What is adoption?
When a child is adopted they are permanently moved from their birth family to another family. All parental rights are legally transferred to the new parents meaning that the adoptive parents are now legally and morally responsible for the child and have the same responsibilites as if they were the child's biological parents.
How do you adopt a child?
The process of adoption can vary from state to state and depends on if you are adopting domestically or internationally.
Here are some helpful links to websites of organizations specializing in the adoption process of a child and agencies that work with adoption.