Adoption is a beautiful gift for the adopted child and the adopting family. At Nass, Roper, & Levin, PC, we recognize that no two adoptions look the same. We work with our clients to effectively guide them through all phases of the adoption process.
We have helped many adoptive families successfully adopt infants born in the United States. Any adult resident of New York may legally adopt a child after completing New York’s adoption process so long as the state deems him or her qualified to meet the adopted child’s needs.
By adopting an infant, you will offer a loving home to a child whose birth parents are not able to raise him or her. Our attorneys have experience with all types of adoptive families and are ready to help you adopt an infant in New York.
Placing a Baby for Adoption
If you are a pregnant woman who is considering whether adoption is the right choice for you, we are here to offer you information to help you make the best choice possible. If you decide to place your infant up for adoption, we can represent your interests and help to ensure a smooth adoption process.
Relative and Stepparent Adoption
Stepparents are not legally recognized parents if they have not gone through New York’s legal adoption process. For example, if a child’s legal parent passes away, his or her stepparent would not have a legal right to raise that child without going through the formal adoption process.
We represent relatives or stepparents who wish to adopt a child close to them. Once the court finalizes the adoption process, a step-parent or relative will benefit from all of the protections of formal adoption.
Foster Care Adoption
When Child Protective Services (CPS) removes a child from their home due to abuse or neglect, a court may have already terminated the parental rights of the child. We represent potential adoptive parents seeking to adopt a child in the New York foster care system.
An experienced New York adoption attorney will help potential adopters file the petition for adoption, conduct a home study, and finalize the adoption paperwork to make the process less stressful.
International adoptions come with a unique set of complications. Potential adoptive parents must coordinate the adoption with their child’s home country. They will need to abide by the laws of the child’s home country and international regulations such as those set forth by the Hague Convention on Adoption. A skilled attorney will help potential adoptive parents pursuing international adoption navigate international laws to safely and legally bring their adopted child home.
Adult adoptions legalize the ties between two adults. Perhaps someone 18 or older would like to formalize a parent-child relationship with another adult. In that case, adult adoption would be an option. New York does not place an age limit on either party in an adult adoption.
If you are considering any adoption in New York City, we are here to help. Contact Nass, Roper, & Levin, PC. for skilled legal assistance.
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