As we continue to navigate these challenging times, the safety and well being of our clients, employees, families and friends remains our top priority. To that end, as an essential business to the individuals and families we serve, we are reaching out to share important updates on steps we are taking to help stop the spread of the Coronavirus, while continuing to serve you with as minimal disruption as possible.

We want to ensure our clients and friends that our law firm is operating without material impact of the health concerns in that we have had in place advanced technologies that allow us to continue to provide excellent legal services while attorneys and staff operate remotely, to avoid in-person meetings in all cases where that is possible. We will continue to provide consultations and conferences via telephone and/or internet conferencing when needed. We will continue to provide all the excellent legal services that our clients and friends have come to expect!

Please do not hesitate to call us if you have concerns or are in need of legal assistance. We pray for the health, peace and provision for all of our clients, employees, friends and family as we “weather the storm” together.

How Do I Find a Good Adoption Attorney?

What should you look for in an adoption attorney? You need to be an educated consumer of legal services. While there are many excellent attorneys, not all of them are adoption attorneys. Some questions to ask:

  • How long have you been handling adoptions?
  • How many adoptions do you handle per year?
  • What percentage of your practice is devoted to adoptions?
    • What types of adoptions do you regularly handle? (ie. Step-parent only? Agency? Private? Interstate? Foreign? Contested? SWAN?)
    • Do you represent any adoption agencies? Which ones?
    • Do you teach or speak to any groups about adoptions? Which ones?
    • Are you a member of any adoption organizations? Which ones?
    • Why did you choose to handle adoption cases?
    • Are you available outside normal business hours if necessary?
    • How do you charge for your legal services?
    • Can you give me an estimate of the total cost?
    • What types of services do you provide to adoptive parents?
      • What types of services do you provide to birthmothers and birthfathers?
  • Do you have support staff available to assist in the adoption process?