How an attorney can guide you through the adoption process
Choosing an experienced legal advocate is vital to the outcome of your adoption case. Your attorney can assist you with understanding the legal requirements and options available, depending on the type of adoption you seek.
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AVENTURA FAMILY LAWYER

Dec 15
2017
How an attorney can guide you through the adoption process

Choosing an experienced legal advocate is vital to the outcome of your adoption case. Your attorney can assist you with understanding the legal requirements and options available, depending on the type of adoption you seek. Adopting a child is not as simple as it seems. The laws can differ from state to state and the legal process might be longer and more complex than you had expected.

How your attorney can help you
Attorneys are experts at simplifying the law for you. In other words, you don’t need a law degree to figure it all out. Every adoption has unique challenges and rewards. That’s why it is important you understand your options so that you can make realistic decisions rather than allowing your emotions ruin the process. Some important factors your Miami adoption attorney may consider include:

  • Whether you choose domestic or international adoption
  • Whether you would like to adopt a baby or older child.
  • Whether you want private or foster adoption.
  • There is also open, semi-open, and closed adoption.

Calculating the costs

Once you know your options and decide the type of adoption that works best for you, you need to calculate the costs. It all depends on the type of adoption you pick and the level of experience of your Miami adoption attorney. There are always alternative legal routes available to adopt within your budget.

Some legal issues that may arise

There are some legal issues that may arise during pregnancy and even after placement such as payments to the birth parents, terminating birth parents, providing resources for birth parents, and creating an effective strategy to deal with any state issues that may arise.

What about when the adoptive parent and child are from different states

In such cases, the rules established by the ICPC must be followed. The ICPC makes sure the child is safe when going from one state to the other and the adoptive family is safe and able provide the child with a safe home. Adoptive parents can’t take the child with them until it has been approved by the ICPC. This process generally takes about 3 weeks, depending on the state the child is from.

If you are already working with an adoption agency

Adoption agencies can help you find expectant mothers. However, the process can be long and complex. Also, attorneys work with fewer clients and the whole process is more personalized. You will be able to find the birth mother, finalize the adoption, and any other important legal aspects in no time.

We are here for you

Today is a good day to call us and schedule your initial consultation with family law attorney Stephanie G. Morrow. She has experience handling the entire adoption process, and many years helping clients in Miami with other family law areas. It doesn’t matter what type of adoption you want to pursue, we can turn your adoption wishes into reality.

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