Berks, Chester, & Montgomery County Agency Adoption Attorneys
An adoption agency is an organization that provides support services for adoptive parents such as pre-adoption counseling and home studies. In addition, the agency usually assists the adoptive parents in finding adoption opportunities. However, adoption agencies may not be able to handle all situations that could arise. With a lawyer's help, you can avoid potential roadblocks and delays.
At the Law Office of Stephen Ross, our attorneys provide compassionate, personalized and experienced representation for clients seeking agency adoptions and other types of adoptions in southeastern Pennsylvania. We offer flat fees so you will know your adoption costs upfront. Contact us to talk to an adoption lawyer about your case.
Guiding You Through an Agency Adoption in Pennsylvania
There are two types of adoption agencies:
- Public agencies such as county organizations that assist in the adoption of foster children.
- Private agencies, which are usually licensed by the state but are operated independently
If you have already contacted an adoption agency prior to contacting us, the agency typically would be responsible for identifying the birth parents, conducting the home study and obtaining the necessary clearances for the adoption to take place. Our attorneys would assist with filing the petition for terminating the parental rights of the birth parents and finalizing the adoption. Our lawyers would also obtain the child's new birth certificate to reflect the child's new name and new parents.
Agency adoptions can take several months. Getting an experienced attorney involved early in the process ensures that your adoption won't run into problems that the adoption agency couldn't help you resolve. For example, there could be existing child custody rights and support issues that need to be resolved before you can adopt a child.
Our attorneys can also help you with other legal issues such as updating your will and other estate planning documents to reflect your new family.
Contact Our Montgomery, Chester, and Berks County, Pennsylvania, Adoption Lawyers
Our attorneys are ready to help you get positive results. Contact us to discuss your case with our Pottstown agency adoption lawyers. When you leave our first meeting, you will have a strong understanding of how your case will proceed and what our attorneys will do to meet your needs. We serve Montgomery County, Chester County, Berks County, Philadelphia County, Lancaster County and all surrounding counties in Pennsylvania.