Open Adoption Attorneys in Montgomery, Chester, and Berks County Pa.
Traditionally, adoptions are closed, meaning that adoption records are sealed and the birth parents have no contact with the child after the adoption. However, by agreement, adoptions can also be “open.”
At the Law Office of Stephen Ross, our attorneys provide compassionate, personalized and experienced representation for clients seeking open 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.
What Is an Open Adoption?
The term open adoption refers to the sharing of information between the adoptive parents, biological parents and the child. The adoption agreement may also afford the birth parent the right to contact the child before or even after the adoption takes place.
There are many different kinds of open adoption agreements that can provide varying levels of contact between the biological parents, the adoptive parents and the child. For example, the agreement may provide for:
- Sharing of first names
- Sharing of first names, last names and contact information
- Sharing of letters, e-mails and phone calls
- Sharing of information about the child between the adoptive parents and the birth parents
- In-person visits
The agreement can also specify when contact is permitted. For example, visits may be permitted a limited number of times or only upon special life events. Our lawyers can help you craft an agreement that meets the needs of the parties involved and also complies with Pennsylvania law.
Contact Us About Adoption Agreements in Montgomery County
Our attorneys are ready to help you get positive results. Contact us to discuss your case with our Pottstown open 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.