Legal Guides for Adoption
Written by attorney Jacquelyn Tomlinson, almost 5 years ago. STAFF PICK
Adoptions can be a very rewarding area of law to practice. There are a few things that someone who is looking into an adoption proceedingneeds to know. First off, the Probate Courts of... more
Written by attorney Frank A Selden, over 4 years ago. STAFF PICK
First question... Is whether adoption is right for you. Here is where the choices begin when considering the best way to go about adding to your family.
* Know the adoption options for... more
Written by attorney Laura Kalish, over 6 years ago. STAFF PICK
Decide on your target country Review which countries allow their children to be adopted internationally. Decide whether you have a particular affinity for a particular country (for... more
Written by attorney Ignacio Pinto-Leon, over 5 years ago. STAFF PICK
Obtain authenticated copies from the adoption documents Get a copy of the adoption decree certified by the clerk of the court.
If you obtained a US birth certificate with the new last... more
Written by attorney Christopher Vaughn-Martel, about 4 years ago. STAFF PICK
What is Co-Parent Adoption? Generally speaking, adoption refers to the process of establishing a legal and permanent parent-child relationship where none existed. A typical example is the... more
Written by attorney Ray Choudhry, 7 months ago.
Unrelated Non-Agency Adoptions
Adult Adoptions GENERAL RULES Adoption is a legal procedure which establishes a new family relationship between the... more
Written by Avvo Staff, over 6 years ago.
Adoption is the legal process that permanently gives a child to a parent or parents who are not the child's biological (or birth) parents. Methods of adoption include:
1. Using a public or... more
Written by attorney Jennifer Miller-Morse, 4 months ago.
In this age of blended families, Florida law allows stepparents to legally adopt their partner’s children in a fairly simple procedure. In most cases, this type of adoption can be completed... more
Written by attorney Judy Sartain, 6 months ago.
One thing to remember is that laws pertaining to adoption vary widely from State to State. I would never recomment an individual attempting to draft and file a Petition for Adoption... more
Written by attorney James W. Cushing, over 1 year ago.
When people ask me what I do at work, I often joke that I hear complaints and get yelled at all day. By that I mean, my clients come to me with complaints about others, or yell at or argue... more