“There is no doubt in my mind that being adopted affects parenting in a profound way. But how it manifests itself is as idiosyncratic as each parent, as unique as each child….We can only do our best to follow our hearts, to watch both ourselves and our children with a compassionate eye, and to find out our own place on the ever-lilting balance beam of parenthood.” – Susan Ito
A precious gift…
Adoption can be one of the most rewarding areas of family law to practice. The experience of adoption can be a powerful experience for everyone involved. The child benefits from a loving new home, the parents have the benefit of rearing a precious gift, and yes, even the attorney benefits from witnessing and facilitating a life-changing decision.
While the decision to open your home to a child is beautiful, the process itself can be long and wearing. Courtney Allen is happy to help.
Why hire an adoption attorney…
Adoptions are a wonderful option for families, but because of the permanence and impact of their nature, adoption laws and the adoption process can be fairly complex. Don’t be discouraged, though. A well-qualified attorney with experience can help to walk you through the adoption process from start to finish.
A quick Google search will tell you that it is important to find an adoption attorney as early in the process as possible. There are a lot of benefits to doing this. Primarily, having an experienced adoption attorney will help save you a lot of time and help steer you clear of a number of different potential difficulties.
What to avoid…
In the end, hiring a good adoption attorney is not only meant to help you get through the process, it’s also meant to protect you.
A lot of emotional investment goes into planning an adoption and there are situations you will want to avoid. There have been plenty of cases where couples think that their adoption is going to go through only to find out that something went wrong.
Imagine finalizing all the details necessary in order to adopt your child, only to find out that a formerly uninvolved biological father wants to claim custody for leverage in negotiations. These kinds of situations do occur and are heart-wrenching. Don’t let you or your loved ones suffer through something like that. Hire a professional to help you.
How we can help…
Call Courtney Allen today. She can offer you an understandable and comprehensive look at what is involved in the process, she can give you unbiased information about different adoption methods and resources, she can explain your rights and the laws, she can help review and negotiate the adoption agency contracts, and much more.
Courtney has the experience you need to rely on during such an emotionally intensive ordeal. And aside from her experience, adoption law is one of her passions.
Hire an experienced adoption attorney to help you develop and work through a plan for a successful adoption. Call Courtney today.