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
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
Domestic private or agency adoptions
Stepparent and close-relative adoptions
Adoptions that are open, closed, or somewhere in between
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
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