Prospective parents, grandparents, step-parents and others turn to us when facing the adoption process and judicial system for many different types of adoptions. The members of our adoption practice handle:
- Open and closed adoptions
- Contested adoptions
- Foster-parent adoptions
- Same-sex adoptions
- International/Domestic adoptions
- Step-parent adoptions
- Grandparent adoptions; and,
- Adoptions for children with special needs
Our team comprises seasoned attorneys who confidently help our clients through obstacles and contested adoptions. We help our clients understand the legal processes of adopting a child, regardless of the type of process.
Our attorneys handle all types of adoptions from the trial level all the way through the highest courts in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Delaware.
Clients often come to us worried whether their adoptions will actually go through or if the biological parent giving up their parental rights will contest the adoption. We help ease our clients’ worries by assuring that we are on top of their case and are always thinking one step ahead in the adoption process.
Adoption of a child is a legal process involving the voluntary or involuntary termination of the rights and duties of the natural parents and the assumption of those rights and duties by the adopting parents. Procedures regarding adoption are governed by the Adoption Act and the Orphans’ Court Rules. Parental rights of a child may be relinquished voluntarily or by an involuntary termination proceeding.
While adoption can be a wonderful and exciting time, it can also be extremely stressful. Therefore, our team is attentive and proactive, accessible, and responsive to all of our clients’ concerns. Our clients often require our immediate attention and action, as issues and concerns may arise quickly as the adoption process progresses, and we ensure that we are available when needed.
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