Can a man with a juvenile sex offender conviction EVER legally adopt? He is not required to register. It was a level 1 offense. He has not been in trouble with the law at all since this incident.
Or are background checks ALWAYS required? Will a court ever allow an adoption with this on a background check?
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There are not laws that prevent a convicted sex offender from adopting, but adoptions are granted by the court and the judge overhearing the adoption has the power to approve or deny an adoption petition. I strongly recommend contacting a family law attorney in your area. Good luck.