For Adopting Parents...
The Vaughan Firm provides a full range of services to adoptive parents, including:

  • 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

Because we understand that adoption can be an emotional time, The Vaughan Firm has a policy of returning all client telephone calls within within 24 hours, and in fact we return most calls the same day.

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.


Read about what sets us apart from other law offices.
For Expectant Mothers and Fathers...
The Vaughan Firm provides a full range of services to parents who are making an adoption plan, including:
  • Explaining your rights under the law
  • Explaining the different types of adoption and helping you to choose the best one for you
  • Preparation and filing of the necessary court documents for adoption
  • Appearing in court to represent you at hearings
  • Advice and referrals to other services you might need, like health care, counseling, support groups, etc.
  • Negotiating agreements with the adoptive family
  • Answering your questions as they arise
  • Finalizing the adoption.

Because we understand that adoption can be an emotional time, The Vaughan Firm has a policy of returning all client telephone calls within 24 hours, and in fact we return most calls the same day. We have extended calling hours for birth mothers and adoptive parents in the active phase of adoption.

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