The decision to adopt is a significant one. You may have considered adoption as a possibility for a long time, or you may have reached the decision to adopt after years of infertility treatments. Or you may be adopting a grandchild or a niece or nephew. Whatever the situation, this is a significant and emotional experience. Through adoption, the adoptive parents become the legal parents of their child. There is no difference between the legal status of parents and birth children and that of parents and adopted children.
Adoption laws vary from state to state. They are detailed and complex, which is why legal assistance is necessary to help this process move forward with as little stress and delay as possible. I have handled:
- Direct Placement Adoptions
- Relative Adoptions
- Step-parent Adoptions
- Guardian Adoptions
- Adult Adoptions
- Interstate Adoptions
I am happy to answer your questions about any of these processes. I invite you to explore this website to learn more about my experience and about available adoption resources, and I look forward to helping you to build your family through adoption.