Supporting Your Family Through The Adoption Process
You start the adoption process excited about adding a new family member, but nervous that something could go wrong during the legal process. There are many legal hurdles to go through during an adoption and an attorney who understands how the process works can relieve any worries you may feel. Prospective adoptive parents in Bucks County and Montgomery County work with me, family law attorney Michael E. Eisenberg, on building families through the adoption process.
There are many kinds of adoption. I can assist with grandparent adoptions, stepparent adoptions, blended family adoptions, private adoptions, open adoptions and correlated procedures, including termination of parental rights or notification of the birth father.
Representing Your Best Interests In The Adoption Process
When you go through an agency, it arranges all aspects of the adoption process to ensure smooth sailing. Since agencies have professionals whose job it is to help families adopt, these cases tend to proceed quickly. With a private adoption or an intrafamily adoption, there are no professionals coaching you and your loved ones through the process.
I can walk you through what to expect at every phase of the process and always represent your best interests. Knowing what comes next can reduce your level of stress during a lengthy adoption wait.
Helping You Follow Adoption Laws
Protect yourself legally by retaining an adoption attorney, since there are many laws that affect adoptions.
- With all adoption cases, the birth parents must terminate their parental rights in court. This process differs based on the relationship status between biological parents. An attorney can send notification to an alleged biological father who was not married to the birth mother and ensure that the birth mother has completed all paperwork to terminate her rights.
- If you are adopting a child from another state, you must follow the protocol laid out in the Interstate Compact for the Placement of Children or ICPC. I can ensure that you obtain permission from the state you live in and the state the child lives in and follow the ICPC to avoid any potential problems in the adoption process.
Planning To Adopt A Child?
I am here to help your family start the process off smoothly and avoid any pitfalls that could cause delays. Call 267-728-4535 or toll free at 800-851-2534 to schedule a free consultation at my office in Hatboro today. You can also contact me online.