The law offices of Jones Brown proudly help couples, foster families and individuals seeking to adopt a child. We want to walk with you through this process and guide you through all the necessary steps. Our adoption attorneys will take the time to understand your situation and utilize their knowledge and experience throughout the process.
In order to adopt, the termination of the birthparents parental rights must occur. The finalization of adoption will occur in court, and you are legally, permanently and emotionally your child’s parents. You may run into adoption laws along the way that will affect the process. That’s where we step in.
We represent women seeking placement for unborn children, foster parents, individuals, and couples. A client may pursue private adoption and/or state adoption through their Department of Human Services, Department of Social Services, Children and Youth Services or equivalent state agency.
We can provide representation in adoptions involving unique personal or extended family circumstances such as:
- Stepparent adoptions
- Adoption of blood relatives
- Adoption of non-blood relatives
- Adult adoptions
Our adoption attorneys are experienced with interstate, intrastate and international adoptions. For interstate adoptions, we can ensure that all requirements of the Interstate Compact on the Placement of Children (ICPC) are met. For international adoptions, we will work to ensure that all of the foreign country’s eligibility and other adoption requirements are satisfied and that you comply with all of the domestic regulations applicable to international adoptions.
We experience with adoption of children who fall under the requirements of the Indian Child Welfare Act and can help you understand how those rules may impact your situation.