Common Adoption Questions
Are you considering adoption? If so, our family law firm the Law Office of Zeppy Attashian, PC. can be of valuable assistance in helping you through the many steps required to accomplish this goal. Whatever the situation, we will walk you through it so there are no stumbles or unwanted surprises.
How will an adoption attorney help me?
A qualified and knowledgeable adoption lawyer will be able to clearly explain the many different laws governing adoption for your state. An attorney can guide you as to reputable sources for finding a child to adopt as well as assisting you in creating an adoption plan that is legally secure.
Do I need an attorney if I'm working with an adoption agency?
It is not required, but an attorney can make sure all the legal footwork is correct so that there are no problems later. For example, an error in properly terminating the birth parents' rights could unravel the whole process.
What is an open adoption?
The birth parent or parents are allowed to have a relationship with their child who was adopted by another. There are varying degrees of openness, such as fully open, semi-open, and minimally open.
What does an adoption cost?
The least expensive adoption involves adopting from foster care systems, sometimes at little or no cost. Stepparent adoptions also do not usually incur much in cost. Adoptions from private or agency sources generally range from $5,000 to $40,000, and international adoptions from $7,000 to $30,000.
Make sure your adoption is safe and secure
We know adoption is a big and exciting decision, and we can help make it a smooth and happy one for you, your family and your future. Contact our firm today to learn more about adoption and the different options available for you.