Attorneys and the adoption process

Set Text Size SmallSet Text Size MediumSet Text Size LargeSet Text Size X-Large
Share
Updated: 4/13/2007 3:35 pm
Applications for adoption must adhere to a variety of legal requirements and procedures. An attorney experienced in the field of adoption law will assist the birth parents in many ways during the adoption process. After thoroughly evaluating the needs and desires of the birth parents, the attorney will find and help select the adoptive parents and arrange for their screening and background checks. Certainly, the emotions of the birth parents must be fully explored and understood during this process. In addition, arrangements will be made for the medical care of the birth mother during the pregnancy, and if counseling is desired by the birth parents, the attorney will make and will assist in having these expenses paid on behalf of the adoptive parents. In addition, the adoption process requires the filing of a petition for adoption by the adoptive parents. The petition must contain detailed information about the child, the child's biological parents, and the parents seeking to adopt. A medical history must be performed on the child to be adopted, and a qualified government agency must prepare a report concerning the financial and domestic qualifications of the parents who are applying to adopt. The legal process entailed in a court transfer of custody may require supervision of the child in the new home and a final court hearing no earlier than six months after the petition is filed. The waiting period can vary depending on the relation of the applicant to the child. For more information about the assistance of attorneys in the adoption process, contact a qualified attorney.
Share
NEWSCASTS ON DEMAND
WATCH OUR LIVE NEWSCAST

What's On

All content © Copyright 2014 Intermountain West Communications Company. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.
You may also view our Sitemap

Inergize Digital This site is hosted and managed by Inergize Digital.
Mobile advertising for this site is available on Local Ad Buy.