NYC Adoption Lawyers
Bringing a new child into your home is an experience that cannot be matched. When you choose to pursue adoption, you are opening your heart to a child who may never have experienced the love of a parent. Because we value both adoptive parents and the children they promise to love, we are excited to offer adoption services that will finalize the process and make the child legally your own.
Why Do People Choose to Adopt?
Adoption is a decision that many people choose to make. In some cases, the adoptive parents are unable to have children of their own due to age, medical problems, or infertility. Sometimes single men or women choose to adopt children so that they can have a family without the addition of a spouse. Other times, people simply want to adopt because they know there is a need for families and are anxious to welcome a child into their lives.
Often, expectant mothers choose to put their child up for adoption because they realize that their age, financial situation, or lifestyle would not promote a healthy alternative for their baby. In cases like these, the mother will seek out a family who can provide their infant with the love, stability, and support that the child will need to thrive and succeed in life. Each infant adoption is different, and we work to provide legal counsel to both the adoptive parents and the expectant biological mother. Horror stories about mothers who choose to take back their baby or fathers who step forward to request their rights can be frightening for those hoping to adopt; here at our offices, we will work hard to settle these matters before you accept the baby as your own. When you choose to partner with our team, we will strive to deliver a smooth adoption process that starts before birth and ends with a precious bundle of joy you can call your own.
Adoption Older Children
Many families open their homes to toddlers and older children. In some cases, these children maybe state wards in foster care, live with parents who are ready to terminate their own rights due to poor health or lifestyle choices, or be in the care of relatives who can no longer keep them. We understand the different legal methods involved in each situation and will work to make the adoption a speedy process. Whether the child is still living with their parents, is residing at your home, or is currently in foster care, we will help you understand your legal options and provide you with adoption services.
Sometimes, parents lose rights to their children or choose to sign them over to relatives. In cases like these, our law firm understands that you want to make sure that the position is permanent and legal so that you can provide the care to the child. We will work you through this delicate situation, striving to be gentle about the family situation while taking the appropriate legal steps.
When you choose to adopt from overseas, you face an entirely different set of legal obstacles. Even those who have adopted from America can find themselves confused when they look to expand their family by adding a child from China or another foreign country. At our law firm, we understand international adoptions and the specific guidelines of each country. We will make sure that the child is going to be yours legally, and help you to obtain their American citizenship.
How Our Law Services Can Help You
Adopting a child is a beautiful way to add to your family while providing a home for a child who needs it. Our team of lawyers would be proud to be a part of your journey, and will work with you so that you don’t have to go through the entire process on your own. With our legal experience and understanding of details, we will do everything possible to make sure that your adoption process is smooth, speedy, and successful. With our years of experience working with families, we know what it takes to provide the right legal support and counsel. Contact us today so that we can start taking steps toward finalizing your child’s adoption.