Choosing to make a difference in a child’s life through adoption is a wonderful thing. During this journey, you will need the help of a skilled and compassionate adoption lawyer.
When an adult wants to independently adopt a non-biological child, there are certain legal procedures that must be followed. In a stepparent adoption, one biological parent must terminate his or her parental rights while the other parent must consent to the adoption. Lawyers are needed for the adoptive parents, the birth parents, and, in some instances, the adoptive child. There should be consideration and counseling as to the effect that adoption will have on the family.
The adoption process involves extensive paperwork and the Court will not process an adoption until all of the steps have been followed. As experienced adoption attorneys in Maryland, we will outline the typical steps in adoption and the timelines you should anticipate, and compile complete and accurate documentation required to adopt a child.
Contact Laurie M. Wasserman, a family law attorney in Towson, MD to receive the experience, expertise, and compassion you need to navigate through your adoption case.