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The Vaughan Firm is an adoption and child welfare law firm serving adoptive parents, birth parents, and children in Virginia and the District of Columbia.


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Adoptive Parents...
Congratulations! The decision to bring a child into your family through adoption is one of the most rewarding choices you will ever make. As you get started, you probably have a million questions, and many hopeful adopting parents feel overwhelmed and confused about where to begin. A consultation with an attorney who practices exclusively adoption law is a good place to start. If you already know what type of adoption you want to pursue, we can help you put your adoption plan in motion. Services we offer include:

  • Education and guidance about the different types of adoption
  • Explanation of the legal process for the adoption type you choose
  • Preparation and filing the necessary legal documents
  • Appearing in court to represent you at hearings
  • Referring you to other services you may need, including social workers, counselors, adoptive parent groups, etc.
  • Advising you on how to protect your growing family, including discussion about insurance, wills, guardianships, etc.
  • Negotiation of agreements with the birth mother
  • Answering your questions throughout the process
  • International adoptions
  • Domestic private or agency adoptions
  • Stepparent and close-relative adoptions
  • Adoptions that are open, closed, or somewhere in between

Contact us now to learn more.

In the meantime, you might want to check out our blog about adoption, which includes articles about how to choose between domestic and international adoption, deciding how open you want your adoption to be, and many other topics. Click the link .adoptive parents. to find articles written especially for you. You can also explore our FAQ for Adoptive Families.

The Vaughan Firm is proud to be an LGBT-friendly practice. Learn more about how we serve the unique needs of gay and lesbian prospective parents.


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