Adoption

A Beautiful Way to Grow Your Family

Adoption is an exciting and rewarding way of growing your family. Whether you are adopting a family member, blending two families together, or pursuing parenthood after an emotional journey through infertility, Entrust Legal can help.

There are generally three types of adoptions:

  • Stepparent adoption: You adopt the children of your spouse or registered domestic partner, provided he or she is the custodial parent.
  • Relative adoption: The child you adopt is a close relative, such as your sibling, nephew, niece, or first cousin.
  • Non-relative adoption: With non-relative adoptions, you typically work with a licensed agency. In some cases, the birth mother will know who you are, while in others, she relinquishes her rights to the agency and does not learn who adopts her child.

Each type of adoption has its own requirements and procedures that must be followed. In some cases, you may have to comply with other laws, such as immigration laws, the Indian Child Welfare Act, and the Hague Convention on the Protection of Children and Co-operation in Respect of Inter-Country Adoption.

No matter what path you choose, the skilled and compassionate adoption team at Entrust Legal will guide you each step of the way and try to make the process as efficient as possible. We work with individuals and couples of all backgrounds to help them fulfill their dreams of parenthood, so call us today at 628-400-4874.