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.

What Services Do You Provide to Birth Mothers and Birth Fathers?

All of the Birth Mothers and Birth Fathers that we have worked with have an unselfish love for their child. They are exploring the options that will be best for their child under their circumstances, because they want what is going to be best for their child’s future.

As you consider what is best for your child, we will help you understand the adoption process by:

  • discussing options of agency adoption and private adoption, the process of choosing an adoptive family, arranging for counseling and support, legal and financial concerns, or making referrals for resources should you choose to parent your child.
  • talking with you about options of a closed confidential adoption, to a semi-open adoption, to an open adoption.
  • discussing how you want the hospital experience to be, ie, whether you choose to spend time with your child at the hospital, whether you want the adoptive family to visit at the hospital, discharge of the baby to the adoptive family, etc. We do not believe in pressuring you to make any particular choice because we want you to have a complete peace and confidence in the decision you make.
  • providing references for birthparent counseling and support as you consider your options.

Normally the attorney fees, counseling and medical expenses are paid for by the adoptive family or other resource, not by the birthparent. In some states, birth mothers may be entitled to living expenses as well (such as rent, food, maternity clothing, etc.), although each state has its own law regulating this, and it varies from state to state.

We have great respect for all of the Birthparents that we are privileged to serve and strive to take great care in helping you navigate through, emotionally as well as legally, the adoption process.