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Adoptions

Adopting a child should be one of the most joyful experiences a family can have, but in order for that adoption to go through quickly and without hassles, a great deal of technical expertise is required. We are familiar with the intricacies of direct-placement adoptions, agency adoptions, and foster parent adoptions, as well the Indian Child Welfare Act. We have the skills and knowledge necessary to ensure that your adoption is completed without delay.

Sometimes it is not enough to just know the law surrounding adoption, you need to be able to litigate adoption matters. We have extensive experience litigating contested adoptions, interventions in dependency cases, and proceedings to terminate parental rights.

Our firm represents prospective adoptive parents in a wide range of circumstances, including stepparent adoptions, international adoption and interstate adoptions, relative adoption, and co-parent adoptions. We also provide representation to birth parents who are considering signing consent to permit an adoption to take place, and have represented adoption agencies in complex litigation.

As attorneys who are familiar with the juvenile and family courts, we recognize that adoption is not always the best solution for establishing legal custody for our clients. We will often discuss the possibilities of guardianships, family law custody orders, or private dependency actions. Please contact us to discuss which options will work best for the individual situation faced by you and your family.

If you are considering adoption, we hope you will read through some of the information on our webpage dedicated to answering Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) in Adoptions.

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