At the Law Offices of Jeffrey S. Evans in Waynesboro, we assist with adoptions of all kinds, including private placement adoptions, agency adoptions, stepparent and family adoptions, and more. The process varies depending on the type of adoption, but it is always complex. With the help of an adoption attorney, you can be confident that there will be no mistakes and your new family will be brought together as soon as possible.
Fulfilling All Requirements
Adoption laws present many requirements that need to be fulfilled in order for an adoption to be approved and enforceable by the court. For example, in private placement adoptions, it is required in Pennsylvania that the adopting parents give the birth parents notice of the right to an open adoption. Failure to fulfill a requirement like this or any other can force you back to the beginning of the adoption process, which can prove costly and time-consuming. It can delay the welcome of your new child into your family.
When you choose our law firm, you will work with a lawyer who has decades of family law experience. We understand all of the documentation and requirements necessary. We will guide you through the process with care and accuracy.
In adoptions that are consented to by the birth parents, there is a provision that the birth parents and immediate family members of the birth parents can enter into a voluntary agreement with the adopting parents for continuing contact with the child. We know the requirements for notification and we can assist with the creation of child custody and visitation-like agreements if the birth parents do want to remain a part of the child’s life.