The adoption of a child is a commitment to meeting a child’s needs for years and for decades. The requirements of adoption can be complex. Contested adoptions involve disputes between adoptive and birth parents. As adoption attorneys, we can represent you in your adoption proceeding. We draft adoption documents, appear in Court with you, and fight for the rights of our clients.
If your family is considering adoption, you may wish to confer with a family law attorney who is familiar with adoption laws. We handle adoptions, including step-parent adoptions, grandparent adoptions, third-party private domestic adoptions, adoptions for same-sex couples, etc. Adoption is an easier process if both of the child’s biological parents consent to the adoption. However, in certain circumstances, the consent of one or both biological parents cannot be reasonably obtained. Reasons for this may include a parent’s whereabouts are unknown, a parent refuses to consent to the adoption for personal reasons or out of spite, etc.
If a biological parent refuses to consent to the adoption, the adopting parties can bring an action to terminate the parental rights of the biological parent.
Adding a child to your family gives that child a chance to live a better life. We have worked with clients in many types of adoptions, including private adoptions, grandparent adoptions, step-parent adoptions, interstate adoptions, etc. We also have experience in situations involving contested adoptions.
We have been involved in various legal matters in numerous counties throughout Illinois, including Bond County, Clay County, Clinton County, Effingham County, Fayette County, Franklin County, Green County, Hamilton County, Jackson County, Jefferson County, Jersey County, Johnson County, Macoupin County, Madison County, Marion County, Monroe County, Perry County, Randolph County, St. Clair County, Salem County, Union County, Washington County, Wayne County, White County, Williamson County, Edwards County and including cities such as Belleville, Waterloo, Collinsville, Alton, Ease Alton, Carlinville, Brighton, Highland, Carlyle, Greenville, Vandalia, Bloomington, Springfield, Vienna, Pinckneyville, Nashville, Jerseyville, Carrollton, McLeansboro, Carmi, Marion and Carbondale.