Compassionate Representation Concerning The Adoption Of A Child
The adoption of a child is one of the most rewarding decisions any of us ever makes. However, the process can prove to be complicated and challenging. What you will require is a compassionate attorney on your side who can help make the entire process less stressful.
At The Pappalardo Law Group PLLC, in White Plains, we help New York families achieve their goal in bringing a new child into their family. We understand the process for adoption of children. Our staff routinely assists concerning domestic private and agency adoptions. Due to our extensive family law practice and experience in this area, we can also assist in both child and adult adoption cases.
When The Adoption Process Becomes Necessary
Petitioning the court for an adoption generally becomes necessary when the following circumstances arise:
- There’s been a termination of the parent-child relationship
- A stepparent adoption where the stepparent is in the best position to care for a child
- A relative or other individual seeking adoption is a conservator for the child
- A nonterminated parent consents to adoption of the child
Our lawyers will help you through every step of the process. This includes presenting evidence to the court that you and your spouse can provide a permanent and loving home, and demonstrate that you will help fulfill the child’s physical, emotional and educational needs.
Looking After The Needs Of The Child
The adoption process helps in creating a parental relationship with a child, and it provides you with the same rights, privileges and responsibilities that a parent would have. The primary concern during an adoption proceeding is the well-being of the child.
A court will grant an adoption if you and your spouse meet the requirements for adoption. In doing so, you as prospective parents must show that the adoption would be in the best interest of the child. It is up to the court to decide what the best interests of the child happen to be. This can be an exhausting process where the court considers a large number of factors.