Greene County Adoption Attorneys
Helping Miami Valley Clients Build Families Through Adoption
The adoption process can be thrilling, as families eager welcome a new child into their homes and hearts. The red tape can be extremely stressful, and the process can feel overwhelming, so it is helpful to have an experienced, diligent, and compassionate attorney to guide you through the process. At Crossman & McNamee, LLC, our Greene County adoption lawyers have helped numerous clients successfully navigate the complex legal procedures required in the adoption process.
Please contact our law firm at (937) 468-3796 to schedule an appointment with an adoption lawyer.
Legal Representation for Adoption Issues
Adoptions create families and provide nurturing homes for children. Adoptions arise in many ways, such as stepparents adopting their stepchildren, birth mothers making the decision to place their children for adoption, and situations that require severing the rights of the natural parent, as with foster care adoptions. Our adoption attorneys in Greene County offers a wide range of adoption services.
Our attorneys help clients with:
- Open adoptions
- Private adoptions
- Closed adoptions
- International adoptions
- Foster parent adoptions
- Stepparent adoptions
- Paternity registry
The terms of an adoption and process vary, depending on the type of adoption. For example, some adoption agreements are open and allow the biological family to maintain a relationship with the child, either through visits or periodic communication and photographs. The legal process is different for domestic adoptions than international adoptions. Our lawyers are knowledgeable and experienced in helping clients navigate the complexities of laws and policies in the United States, immigration, and the child’s country of origin.
Termination of Parental Rights
When a child is adopted, the parental rights of the birth parents must be terminated. This can be done voluntarily, as in a private adoption or involuntarily, such as when a child is removed from an abusive home. When this process is poorly handled, the process can be particularly challenging. Our Greene County adoption attorneys can substantiate the consent of the birth parents and take the necessary steps to obtain the consent of fathers to reduce the likelihood of a challenge to the final adoption in the future.