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.
Our attorneys help prospective parents, step-parents, grandparents, and others provide loving homes and stable families to children of all ages through. Even if you are already working with an agency, our adoption lawyers can assist you throughout the process. Find out more about adoption in New Jersey:
Types of Adoptions in New Jersey
In the State of New Jersey, there are many different types of adoptions, including:
- Contested adoptions
- Same sex adoptions
- Foster parent adoptions
- Adoption of a special needs child
- And more
3 Main Types of Adoption in New Jersey
In New Jersey there are generally three main types of adoptions:
1. 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 attorneys can ensure that the entire process goes smoothly and efficiently. Find out about private adoptions in New Jersey.
2. Step-parent adoptions
If you are a step-parent who is seeking to adopt, our adoption 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. Learn about adopting your step-child.
3. 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. Find out about adopting your grandchild or relative.
At Weinberger Divorce & Family 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 court filing requirements. If you choose to adopt a child from another state or country, you will need an adoption attorney with the experience and knowledge necessary to ensure that your adoption is successfully processed.
For dedicated and reliable legal representation related to adoption in New Jersey, you can trust our 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 Divorce & Family 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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