Should you have an attorney in adoption proceedings?


Adoption is often a journey with bumps along the road to the ultimate goal: uniting a parent or parents with a child legally as if he or she was born into their marriage.


The process is tough and can be very overwhelming for those who have not been through the process in the past. No different than any other court proceeding, a lawyer can help the process run more quickly and smoothly including by keeping the parental termination proceedings moving and commencing adoption proceedings.

Adoption proceedings often require one or more appearances in court, which can be an intimidating process for those unfamiliar with court procedure, and it can be helpful to have your own counsel to help you navigate the process. When in doubt, you should consult with an attorney to see if hiring representation is what is best for your potential adoption.

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