At Mary Louise Parker & Associates we help parents navigate the adoption process. We provide experienced legal counsel and informational assistance during the sometimes overwhelming and emotional process. For legal representation in a northeastern Pennsylvania adoption matter, contact our adoption attorney via email or call us at (570) 424-9100.

Do I need an attorney to file for an adoption?

adoptionAdoption proceedings can be complicated. You should consult with and will generally need to pay for a private attorney familiar with adoption cases.

What is Adoption?

Adoption is the legal creation of a parent-child relationship. Adoption usually occurs with minors. However, Pennsylvania law places no restrictions on the age of a person who can be adopted. Adoption laws vary from state to state. If you are planning to adopt a child from outside Pennsylvania or the United States, you should consult with an attorney to understand your rights.

Questions to consider:

  • Who can adopt a child?
  • Are there different types of adoption?
  • Are there other things I will need to do besides filing the adoption papers?
  • What happens after the child is placed with me?
  • Can the biological parents change their mind after the adoption?

These are all very important questions. The answers should be provided by an attorney. For more information contact Mary Louise Parker & Associates to schedule a consultation.

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