There are several different kinds of adoption, each having its own requirements and formalities.  If you are considering adoption, it is important you understand the proper procedure to make the process as easy as possible for you and your family.  The assistance of a knowledgeable and experienced attorney can help you do just that.

The main types of adoption are stepparent, agency, private, interstate, and foreign.  There are varying formal filings that must be handled with each form of adoption in addition to various steps adopting parties must take.  With the exception of adult adoptions, a home study is required in all forms of adoptions.  In addition, it is often necessary to retain the services of an adoption assessor.  It is also important to assure proper notice is given to any necessary parties.  As your focus is on your growing family, it can bring a great sense of comfort and relief to know an attorney familiar with the formalities of the adoption process is handling these things for you. 

On occasion, it may be necessary to defend against an adoption.  Such factors as lack of notification or a belief the adoption is not in the best interest of the child may require one with standing to contest the adoption.  If you believe you may be involved in such a case, you will want the assistance of an attorney familiar with the process to help you understand and protect your rights.

At Edward F. Whipps & Associates we have over thirty years of experience in family law practice, including assisting families with the adoption process.

Contact an Experienced Adoption Lawyers Today

If you need a adoption lawyer, please contact Edward F. Whipps & Associates for help. To arrange a confidential initial consultation and to find a mutually convenient time, you may call the Columbus office at (614) 461-6006 or our Dublin office at (614) 461-6007.