Adoptive Parents: I am 44 years old and my husband is 47 years old. Are we too old to adopt an infant?
Answer: Not at all! I find that most prospective adoptive parents fear that their adoption attorney is going to tell them that they are too old to adopt. In domestic adoption, the birth parents select the adoptive parent(s) who they want to adopt the baby. Because it is the birth parents who make that decision, the State does not interfere by imposing any maximum age restrictions. Simply put, there is no maximum age restriction in domestic adoption. With respect to your specific ages, you’ll be happy to know that you fall within the average age range for prospective adoptive parents. Indeed, most prospective adoptive parents are between 35 and 55 years of age and we have seen both younger and older clients who have successfully adopted.