New Jersey Adoptions & The Legal Process
Adopting a child is not only a public statement of a family's emotional pledge, but it is also an extraordinary legal and economic relationship. If you are looking to expand your family by adopting a child in the State of New Jersey, it is natural to have a number of questions that need to be answered. The New Jersey family law attorneys at Weinberger Law Group look forward to helping prospective parents, step-parents, grandparents, and others provide loving homes and stable families to children of all ages through an adoption in New Jersey. Even if you are already working with an agency, our lawyers can help protect you and assist you throughout the legal aspects associated with the adoption process.
Types of New Jersey Adoptions
In the State of New Jersey, there are many different types of adoptions, including:
Three Main Types of Adoptions
In New Jersey there are generally 3 main types of adoptions:
- Private adoptions—also known as independent adoptions, private adoptions are generally coordinated between the birth parents and prospective adoptive parents. During this type of adoption, our NJ family law attorneys can ensure that the entire process goes smoothly and efficiently.
- Step-parent adoptions—if you are a step-parent who is seeking to adopt, our attorneys can assist you in overcoming any legal obstacles you may encounter. Take note that termination of parental rights is required prior to a step-parent adoption.
- Grandparent or relative adoptions—if you are a grandparent or relative who is trying to adopt a child, we can help you pursue your adoption goals. Even if you are already the child's custodial guardian, before you can adopt, the biological parent's rights must be terminated.
At Weinberger Law Group, our dedicated and compassionate attorneys can help you determine which type of adoption is right for you and your family. Once you have found a child that you wish to adopt, we can assist you with all aspects of your adoption, including the drafting of any necessary adoption petitions and all family court filing requirements. If you choose to adopt a child from another state or country, you will need an attorney with the experience and knowledge necessary to ensure that your adoption is successfully processed.
For dedicated and reliable legal representation related to New Jersey adoptions, you can trust our New Jersey family law attorneys. You can take comfort in knowing that our current and former clients consistently refer their closest family members and friends to Weinberger Law Group, because of their complete satisfaction with our services. We invite you to contact us to schedule your consultation and begin the process of expanding your family through adoption.
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