Trusted Legal Adoption Representation
The addition of a child to a family is a joyous event. There are a number of legal issues that need to be resolved though, to prevent complications and protect the rights of the parents. A knowledgeable lawyer can assist you in learning how to adopt a child.
At The Bender Law Firm, I facilitate adoptions on behalf of parents in Columbia and throughout mid-Missouri. I can advise and represent clients in all types of adoption cases, including:
- Private adoptions
- Stepparent adoptions
- Grandparent adoptions
- Agency adoptions
- Foster care adoptions
I can explain the legal process of adoption and discuss how the law applies to the unique aspects of your case. If you choose my firm to represent you, I will handle all the paperwork and required court filings in order to complete the adoption in a timely manner.
The stepparent adoption is the most common type of adoption. These cases can be relatively straightforward and easy to handle. I have represented numerous clients in adopting a stepchild across the Columbia area.
Facilitating Private Adoptions
Increasingly, people are choosing to adopt children through private arrangements between the birth mother and the adoptive parents. In this situation, it is advisable for the parties to have a written contract that outlines specific responsibilities and rights.
In your case, I can draft a contract or review a proposed contract to ensure that it clearly lays out what is expected and protects your interests. I represent both adoptive parents and birth mothers in private adoption cases.
Each Case Is Unique
Other cases can involve more complex issues involving such matters as termination of parental rights or contested adoption actions. I will examine the unique issues your case presents and take the necessary steps to protect your rights during the adoption process. I am prepared to advise and assist you in whichever type of adoption you are involved.
At The Bender Law Firm, I understand the importance you place on finalizing your adoption. When you retain me as your lawyer, I will work conscientiously to facilitate your adoption as quickly as possible, while protecting your rights throughout the process.