Making the Choice to Adopt? You will need an adoption lawyer
Adoption shouldn’t be considered without thinking carefully about all of the things that are involved in the process. In some cases, couples seek an adoption due to infertility, which can be very difficult emotionally. If you are adopting after infertility, it may be wise to meet with a therapist to help you work through your grief. Ask yourself the following as you decide if adoption is a good choice for you:
- Do you and your partner feel the same way about adopting?
- Are you fully aware of the struggles, joys, heartaches, and rewards that may go along with parenthood?
- Are you ready to accept the idea of not being able to have children through a physical pregnancy?
- Do you and your partner have a healthy, solid relationship?
- Can you be a parent to a child who has no biological connection to you?
- Will you be able to handle a child’s future questions about adoption?
- Will you be able to handle the possibility that an adoption may cause complicated emotions?
- Do you have any desire to send photos or letters to the birth parents of the child?
An adoption attorney can guide you
The choice to bring a child into your family has to be made with your heart. The process can be complicated and include numerous issues, questions, and unexpected details that need to be handled. We are available to work with you and help you understand the laws so that you can transition smoothly and protect your parental rights. We will discuss your individual circumstances and then help you decide if you will be best served by an adoption agency or an adoption lawyer.
Selecting the right adoption attorney/lawyer
If you plan to adopt a child that you have already chosen, or if you’ve already completed some of the processes, choosing our firm to help you to terminate parental rights and finalize the adoption may help you complete the process in the most efficient manner possible. These last steps may include a Home Study, terminating the birth parents parental rights, and completing the full adoption of the adoptive parents. You could also need legal assistance in a wide variety of specific situations, such as more complex adoptions, adoptions that are appealed or contested, interstate, second parent adoptions, or adoptions by another relative.