Adoption is a very misunderstood process but one which has provided wonderful outcomes for hundreds of our clients and has turned the fortunes of their adopted children. Our adoption lawyer, Andrew Stasio is passionate about creating solutions that benefit both sets of parents and most importantly, the child.
Media misinformation has contributed to a great deal of confusion and misunderstanding in the community regarding adoption. Birth parents are fearful that the child will hate them or grow up emotionally scarred by the adoption. Adoptive parents are fearful that if they adopt a child the biological parents have a hidden right to reclaim the child at a later date causing untold emotional distress to the adoptive parents.
Some people have heard of an “open adoption” but don’t really know what that means. Others would love to raise a child, but only want to adopt a baby.
If you are serious about adoption, a consultation can be arranged with Andrew Stasio to discuss your situation.
Adopting A Child
Adoption is a legal process where loving birth parents, acting in the best interest of their child, place the child with an adoptive couple they feel can provide a nurturing environment to raise their child. Adoption is a permanent placement of the child with the birth parents terminating their parental rights and the court granting parental rights and duties to the adoptive parents.
Anyone seeking to adopt a child should have a qualified attorney to guide them through the process. The attorney will educate the adoptive parents on the legal process and make certain that the law is strictly followed so there is no danger of the adoption being overturned by a court. It is very important to seek legal counsel where the birth mother and adoptive parents reside in different states, as the Interstate Compact must be followed for there to be a valid adoption.