Adopting a child is an exciting but legally complex process. Placing a child up for adoption is similarly complicated. Regardless of your situation, it is important that you speak with an experienced adoption attorney who can help you navigate federal and state adoption laws.
At DiPietro Law Group, PLLC, our team of Fairfax adoption lawyers can help you with any type of adoption. Whether you wish to grow your family by adopting a child from overseas, need assistance formally adopting a stepchild or grandchild, or are placing your child up for adoption, we can help you clearly understand your legal options. We understand that every situation is unique, which is why we work directly with you to find a solution that suits your particular family’s needs.
To learn more about how we can help you with adoption, contact us online.
Types of Adoptions We Handle
Adopting a child can be a lengthy, complicated process. First and foremost, you must meet certain requirements set forth by the state of Virginia. You must be at least 18 years old and will have to pass a home study before you are approved. Secondly, there are several different types of adoptions, each of which has its own various regulations and requirements.
Our firm can help you with a number of different types of adoptions, including:
- Agency adoption
- Parental placement adoption
- Foster parent adoption
- International adoption
In most cases, adoptions are facilitated through the Virginia Department of Social Services. While it is not always required that you have an adoption attorney to navigate this process, it can be incredibly beneficial to enlist the assistance of a skilled and experienced lawyer. Working with an attorney often results in a smoother, swifter adoption process. Furthermore, our team can help you understand your options and take action should issues arise.
We are here to answer your questions and help you through the adoption process. Contact us today to speak with one of our Fairfax adoption attorneys.
Understanding Your Legal Rights
Making the choice to place a child up for adoption is never an easy one. No matter the reason, it is crucial that you have a lawyer on your side who can help you understand your legal rights and options. Similarly, if you are adopting a child to add to your family, it is important that you know what to expect, as well as your rights throughout the process. There are many laws and regulations that govern adoption procedures in Virginia, and it is important that you clearly understand these rules.
At DiPietro Law Group, PLLC, we can:
- Clearly outline your specific adoption and assisted reproduction options
- Ensure that you understand all pertinent adoption laws and procedures
- Provide valuable resources for adoption in Virginia, the U.S., and internationally
- Create an adoption plan that is tailored to your unique situation and goals
- Work to ensure that the birth parents’ rights are legally terminated
- Communicate with the adoption agency on your behalf
- Ensure that your rights are protected at every stage of the process
While adoptions can sometimes be a relatively smooth process, it is not at all uncommon for issues to arise. Our Fairfax adoption lawyers are prepared to help you with any unanticipated complications and can advocate for you and your rights from start to finish. We have extensive experience handling all types of adoptions, both domestic and international. Reach out to our firm to find out how we can assist you with your adoption matter today.
Whether you wish to adopt a child or you are placing a child up for adoption, DiPietro Law Group, PLLC can help. Call us today for a consultation.