Adoption LawsAdoption laws assist families who wish to legally assume the rights and responsibilities of a child.  If an adoption is successful, the adopted child’s natural parents’ rights will terminate, and the adoptive parents will assume the rights and responsibilities of the adopted child’s natural parents.  In essence, adoption is the legal process by which a child becomes the lawful member of another family, who is not his or her birth family.

Different Types of Adoptions to Choose From

  • Agency Adoption
  • Independent Adoption
  • Domestic Partner Adoption
  • Identified Adoption
  • International Adoption
  • Relative Adoption
  • Stepparent Adoption

An Adoption Attorney Will Help You Through the Adoption Process

Adopting a child and bringing them into a safe and loving family can be one of the most fulfilling moments in your life.  Although the formal process of adoption may seem overwhelming and at times stressful, as it comes with several hurdles, an experienced adoption attorney will help lessen some of that stress.  Below are some of the ways an adoption attorney can assist you:

  • Since he or she will be familiar with your state’s adoption laws, he or she will ensure that all the necessary legal procedures are being adhered to during the adoption process.
  • Your attorney will explain the in’s and out’ of the statutorily required “home study.”
  • Your attorney will explain the difference between an independent adoption and an agency adoption.  Both types of adoptions have their own pros and cons, and a qualified adoption attorney will help you determine the best option for you.
  • Your adoption attorney will not only draft your adoption petition, he or she will also represent you at your hearing and ensure that your legal rights are being fought for.

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