Focused on building families
Adopting a child brings happiness to families, but a biological parent’s change of heart or an immigration setback can turn a joyous occasion into a stressful ordeal. At Bench Law Office, we handle the complex legal procedures and frustrating red tape of the adoption process so you can focus on your new family member. We help clients with the following areas of adoption:
- Termination of parental rights
- Open adoptions
- Closed adoptions
- Private adoptions
- Domestic adoptions
- Stepparent adoptions
Our family law attorneys provide reliable counsel throughout the adoption process.
Careful approach to the termination of parental rights
Stories abound about birth parents challenging an adoption after it is finalized. These well-publicized news accounts reflect a real fear for adoptive parents. The suffering associated with a badly handled adoption affects everybody involved — the adoptive parents, the birth parents and the children who are caught in the middle. We ensure that both the birth and adoptive parents’ rights are respected so that the end result is a final adoption that cannot be challenged. We substantiate that the birth parents consent to the adoption freely and voluntarily to avoid claims of fraud, duress and coercion that can be grounds for restoring a birth parent’s rights.
Experience with various types of domestic adoption
An open adoption agreement permits the biological family to maintain a relationship with the child. The terms of the agreement are established by written contract and can include any level of involvement ranging from regular visits to yearly snapshots exchanged by mail. A closed adoption protects the identity of the biological parents and the child but may include disclosure of essential information such as the child’s heritage and medical history. Whichever type of adoption you choose, we meticulously draft a contract that reflects the terms of your adoption.
Adoption has the potential to bring your family great joy, but only if you overcome legal impediments.We provide dependable legal services for adoptions Call 855-257-3216 or contact us online to schedule a consultation.