Helping Bring Your Children Home
Adoption occurs when a child not born to a person(s) is legally declared to be the child of that person(s), even if neither person is the biological parent of the child. Every adoption requires that a court approve the action and involve some finding of fitness of the adoptive parents to care for the child.
Adopted children gain all the rights of biological children, and adoptive parents are legally responsible for the care and support of adopted children just as they are with biological children. Since complications can arise in the adoption process, it is imperative to involve an experienced adoption attorney as soon as possible.
Our attorneys can help you choose the best adoption scenario for your family and help your new child(ren) find a forever home. There are several types of adoptions under which a person may adopt:
- Infant adoption – biological parents give up rights in place of adoption of their newborn.
- Related adoptions – children are related to one or both parties who intend to adopt.
- Adult adoptions – person is 18 or older and adopted to establish inheritance rights.
- Second-parent adoptions – adoption by two unmarried people or those in civil unions.
- Contested adoptions – adoption is blocked by a biological parent.
Every county has strict guidelines. Engage with us to properly prepare and know what to expect. Let us help you start the process today.