Adoption is a way to provide a new family for a child or children who cannot be raised by their birth parents or within their birth family.
The granting of an adoption order transfers all legal responsibility and rights to the adoptive parent(s). Adoption is a lifelong commitment to the child or children who become a full member of the adoptive family.
Biological and adoptive parents may need representation during the adoption process. We represent anyone interested in adoption, including the biological parents, heterosexual or same sex couples that want to adopt, or single individuals.
There are many different types of adoption, which carry different complexities:
Adoption proceedings are often complex, with strict regulations that govern the proceedings. If you are considering adoption, please contact Heimerl & Lammers to help you throughout the process and ensure your rights are protected.