At Divorce Done Right, our nationwide management services stretch far beyond what our title suggests. One of the primary areas of family law is adoption, and our team of professionals has vast experience in assisting families with moving through the process efficiently and successfully.
Our network of affiliated divorce and family law firms across the nation can provide assistance to:
- Birth Parents: We ensure birth parents are well informed about their rights and options so they can make the best decisions possible.
- Adoptive Parents: Our team helps adoptive parents move through the steps of adoption and explain all the relevant legal aspects.
- Children: While navigating the adoption process between adoptive parents and foster care or the birth parents, we always maintain focus on the future of the adopted child.
Because adoption is a complex procedure that works in the child’s best interest, both birth parents and prospective adoptive parents benefit greatly by obtaining the help of an experienced professional.
Types of Adoption
There are several ways to adopt a child:
Public Adoption: Public agencies facilitate the adoption of children from foster care by matching them with adoptive families.
Private Adoption: Agencies choose prospective adoptive parents for a child, often making the decision with the help of the child’s birth parents.
Kinship Care and Adoption: If a child in the public dependency system cannot be reunified with the birth parents, agencies try to place the child in the permanent care of an extended birth family member.
Stepchild Adoption: Stepparents may adopt their spouse’s child to become a legal parent. When that happens, the parent who does not have custody of the child will no longer have parental rights or responsibilities.
Same Sex Adoption: Although adoption by same sex couples is legal in all 50 states, some couples still may face a few hurdles in certain jurisdictions.
Birth parents and prospective adoptive parents are not required to obtain professional and/or legal assistance when navigating the adoption process, but getting the right help can ensure no unnecessary obstacles get in the way of their goal.
If you’re considering adoption, please call us or fill out our online form to talk to us about the next steps.