Prospective Adoptive Parent Law and Legal Definition

"Prospective adoptive parent" is a term used to refer to individuals or couples who are ready and willing to adopt a child.

The following is an example of a state statute defining the term:

"Prospective adoptive parent means a person who has filed or intends to file a petition under Part 2 (commencing with Section 8600) to adopt a child who has been or who is to be placed in the person's physical care or a petition under Part 3 (commencing with Section 9300) to adopt an adult.