Adoption and Guardianship Attorneys in Pittsburgh, PA
Striving to achieve your goals for your family
Adoptions are among the few family law cases that nearly always have a happy ending. The attorneys at Feldstein Grinberg Lang & McKee, P.C. provide the compassionate and determined legal representation you deserve during the adoption or guardianship process.
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What are some different types of adoptions?
Enlarging one’s family can be emotional and challenging, but with our compassionate assistance, you can face the adoption process with confidence. And while adoptions aren’t without complications, we simplify the procedure as much as possible. Some common types of adoptions include:
- Stepparent adoptions. Couples who have remarried often seek stepparent adoptions to solidify the bond in blended families. These adoptions do away with the legal distinction between “your children” and “my children.” A stepparent adoption makes all minors in the new family “our children.”
- International adoptions. Adopting a child abroad and re-adopting the child here is becoming increasingly common in the United States. There are legal hurdles to clear before a child can be brought into the United States —we can help you with each of them.
Our mediation attorneys can guide you through the adoption process step by step.
What is the legal adoption process in Pennsylvania?
A necessary step that family law attorneys perform in the adoption process is the termination of the parental rights of the biological parent(s), if any exist. In a stepparent adoption, this termination usually occurs by consent or by default. In some cases, a separate court proceeding may be necessary. Prior to the issuance of the adoption decree, a social worker inspects and approves the prospective adoptive parents and their home environment.
Contact experienced Pennsylvania adoption and guardianship attorneys
It is important to have a proactive family law attorney who can guide you and your family through the adoption or guardianship process, informing you of potential pitfalls and hurdles. The attorneys and staff at Feldstein Grinberg Lang & McKee, P.C. can provide that service. Contact us today at 412-436-5788 or online for your confidential consultation.