There are several steps to adopting a child. The first steps are deciding that you want to adopt and contacting an adoption agency. The agency will be able to answer many questions about how to adopt kids.
It is best practice to interview several agencies to gather information about the type of children they place; their fee structure; how they assess and prepare families throughout the process; and how long it will take for the process to be completed. Ask each agency for references. Speak with other parents who have used the agency to gain insight into their experiences with the agency. Be sure that the agency is licensed to adopt kids in your state. It is important to ask which legal services are your responsiblity to ensure that you have proper representation and an advocate for you.