Can a person that has a mental disability adopt a child?

Asked almost 2 years ago - Albertville, AL

I am wanting t o know if a person with a mental illness would be able to adopt a child. The person has no legal issues and has never been arrested for any type of violence. Would there be a way to adopt? what steps would need to be taken if that person did try to adopt a child?

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  1. Stephen Ross Cohen

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    Answered . There are different mental illnesses and differing degrees on how they manifest . I think that it would be possible with an appropriate psychological report. Some of the best parents I know are not the brightest and some of the brightest are the worst.

    My name is Stephen R. Cohen and I have practiced over 38 years and can be reached at 213-819-1171. I practiced... more

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