From a legal standpoint, it is more complicated to adopt a baby in Virginia than it is to have one biologically. There are several kinds of adoptions, each one with its own rules and documentation to follow. It is essential for prospective parents to have representation by an experienced family law attorney who understands the differences in the various adoptions and who can provide guidance through the adoption process, protecting your interests at every stage. In addition, our attorneys have also represented the interest of birth mothers and fathers who are involved in either a private adoption or a termination of parental rights case.
Many adoptions are straightforward, with no conflicts of interest between birth parents and adoptive parents. We work to create adoption and related agreements that are thoughtful and fair to all sides, but set unmistakable limits. We will effectively address the issues specific to your needs, including the following:
- Stepparent adoptions
- Grandparent and other relative adoptions
- Single-parent adoptions
- Same-sex couples seeking adoptions
- Foster care adoptions
- International adoptions
- Private adoptions
- Agency adoptions
- Surrogacy agreements
- Termination of parental rights
There are many kinds of adoptions, and each type has its own legal hurdles to overcome. The lawyers at The Laurel Brigade Law Group can help you to overcome these obstacles to parenthood. We have handled complicated stepparent adoptions and have also helped families in a private adoption setting bring a new child into their family. We are confident we can help you, too.
We invite you to contact us at our Leesburg offices at 703-777-6161 to discuss your plans. Our experienced attorneys can show you what the legal issues facing you are, and how to meet them and make your dream a reality.