For some individuals and couples, it can feel like there is a missing piece in their lives. For many, this could be a child. While it is often ideal to birth your own child, this is not always an option. Thus, couples and individuals will embark on the adoption process. While it is a process that has been available for decades, it is not a quick and simple one. Therefore, it is important that one fully understands the process and how best to initiate and navigate it.
Beginning the adoption process
Now that you’ve decided to expand your family through adoption, the next step is to begin the adoption process. Your emotions are running high and suddenly you go from feeling excited to nervous.
With decades of experience, the attorneys at The Gufford Law Firm, P.C., fully understand that beginning and navigating the adoption process can be overwhelming. Thus, they take the time to provide adopting parents with information regarding their options and the different types of adoption available to them.
Different types of adoptions
Just as parenthood is unique, adoptions are no different. Not all adoptions occur at a child’s birth, and not all adopted children are legally or biologically related. As such, our law firm handles a wide range of adoption cases. This includes stepparent adoptions, relative adoptions, nonrelative adoptions, same-sex couple adoptions, international adoptions and adult adoptions.
No matter which type of adoption you decide on, the process can be handled efficiently, confidentially and successfully by informing adoptive parents of their rights and the necessary steps to work through the adoption process.
Parenting can be overwhelming and emotional whether they are biological or adoptive. However, adoptive parents often face numerous issues that biological parents will never experience.
As such, it is imperative that you fully understand the broad spectrum of issues that you may encounter. This will better prepare you and equip you with the knowledge and tools to effectively work through them.