Adoption: is the process where a person assumes permanent parenting from another and assumes all responsibilities for the care of a child.
Adoption can be an amazing experience for families that cannot have children of their own. It is estimated that 1 million children in the U.S. live with adoptive parents. The national adoption statistics show that most adoptions in the U.S. occurred within the family (relatives). In these cases adoptions are usually voluntary because step parents, siblings, parents and grandparents are involved in the adoption. However, each year more and more adoptions occur between unrelated individuals.
There are two forms of contemporary adoptions; Open adoption: allows information to be available between the adoptive and biological parents. Closed adoption: does not allow information to be available and seals all identifying information, this type of adoption is usually the norm in today’s society.
Adoption is changing the way people form families and there are many different ways an individual or couple can adopt. Most adoptions occur through the following:
Relative adoption: a relative of the biological parent adopts the child, for example stepparent, or grandparent.
Domestic adoption: private arrangements through charities or for profit organizations to bring together adoptive parents and parents that want to place a child in their care.
Foster care adoption: where a child is placed in public care and is adopted by the foster care parent.
International adoption: involves adoptive parents receiving a child from another country either through public or private agencies.
Adopting a child can be a rewarding experience. Each year there are thousands of children in the U.S and around the world that need a home. Adoption is a life changing event and can be very exciting. However, things can get very complicated no matter how you adopt. Being informed is the key to any successful adoption. Therefore, it is recommended that you contact an adoption attorney that will guide you through each step of the adoption process.
If you or a loved one has decided to adopt a child and you need advice, consult with an attorney as soon as possible. It is important to hire an attorney that has experience in adoption cases and will provide outstanding legal guidance and representation.
How to find a New York Adoption Attorney
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. At the same time, we give undivided attention, individualized service and shows respect to every client. Our firm understands that our clients have emotional and financial strain and we are prepared to defend their rights and bring resolution that is for their best interest. Drossman & Associates 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.
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