Long Island NY Adoption Laws, Information and Facts
What is an adoption?
Adoption is where a person assumes the parenting for another person. Once the child is adopted the adoptive parent assumes all rights and responsibilities for the child that is adopted.
What are the types of adoptions that I can consider?
Open adoption: allows the biological parent the right to communicate with the adoptive parents and child.
Closed adoption: seals all information about the adoptive parent and the child from the biological parents.
How can I adopt a child?
The legal process of adopting is different for each couple or individual. Those who want to adopt should decide where and how they would like to adopt.
Private Domestic Adoptions: you can adopt from charities or from for-profit organizations that bring together adoptive parents and the biological parents of a child.
Foster Care Adoptions: you can adopt if the child is under public care or lives with a foster family.
International Adoptions: you can adopt children from outside of the United States through public or private agencies.
Can I adopt a relative’s child?
Yes, this is a very common adoption; usually it will be an open adoption.
Can we adopt more than one child?
Yes, there are many brothers and sisters that are waiting to be adopted. Also, you can adopt now and then wait some time and adopt again.
Who are the families that adopt?
There is not a typical family that adopts. An adoptive family can be a single parent or a couple. The family may have children of there own, adopted children or none at all. They can vary by age, income and lifestyles.
Long Island NY Adoption Attorneys
Drossman & Associates have talented and trustworthy attorneys that have experience in family law. Our adoption attorneys realize that adoption cases are all different. Therefore, our attorneys take time understanding the case; we listen to our clients’ needs and then provide the legal guidance and options that are available. Our firms ultimate goal is to give each client quality service without breaking the bank. In addition, our attorneys will aggressively fight to protect our clients’ interests and attain the best outcome for current and future needs.
Drossman & Associates specialize in Divorce, Family Law, Guardianship and Criminal and Civil litigation. Since 2005, Jennifer Drossman has built the reputation of having a successful boutique law firm. The law firm of Drossman & Associates is small enough to focus solely on the client’s needs and large enough to give top notch legal advice. Drossman & Associates have over 10 years of experience handling all types of family law matters including alimony, separations, divorces, child support, child custody & visitation. Complete the evaluation form or call the office at 1-516-708-1970 and speak with a specialized adoption attorney. Your information is confidential.