Adoption Attorney Delaware Ohio
Adopting a child can be a great way to ensure they grow up in a safe and caring environment. If you’re considering adoption in Delaware, OH, contact the Delaware adoption attorneys at Taneff Law. Our team has three decades of experience and has helped with more than 5,000 adoption cases. We’re familiar with the complexities of adoption law and can help make the adoption process easier for everyone involved. We work with birth mothers and prospective adoptive parents in the state of Ohio to provide legal guidance and support. Contact us to learn more about our services.
Your Trusted Law Firm and Attorney for Ohio Adoptions
The attorneys at our law firm are experts in a variety of adoption types, including foster parent, stepparent, grandparent, single parent, private, inter-state, and international adoptions. Inter-state and international adoptions can be difficult because they involve laws from Ohio and the US as well as the other state or country where the child currently resides. An attorney can explain the legal requirements of the adoption type you’re considering and make the adoption process easier to navigate.
Foster Parent adoption
If you have been fostering a child and are interested in adopting, contact a lawyer at Taneff Law. We can help you understand the laws involved in foster parent adoption and assist with next steps in the adoption process. We can even help with filling out paperwork, filing a petition with the court, and helping you prepare for a home study. The home study is performed to make sure the adoptive parent would provide an acceptable permanent environment for the child.
Stepparent adoption is typically a simple process. It takes place in the court of common pleas where the stepparent lives, where the natural parent lives, or where the child lives. Once the adoption is finalized, the legal rights of the previous parent are terminated.
A grandparent can adopt a grandchild in the state of Ohio. In some instances, consent is not needed from the child’s parents. An adoption lawyer can explain the legal requirements for grandparent adoption based on your unique circumstances. Before adoption can take place, a home study is completed to ensure your home is acceptable for the child.
Single Parent Adoption
Single individuals may have a more difficult time with the adoption process in Ohio than married couples, but adoption is still possible. Individuals who are straight, gay, lesbian, bisexual, or transgender can adopt in the state of Ohio. Contact us to learn more about single parent adoption.
Private adoptions often take less time than agency adoptions, making them appealing to the biological parent and adoptive parent. In a private adoption, child custody is transferred directly from the biological parent to the adoptive parent. While agency adoptions occur outside of the court, private adoptions involve probate court, where the rights of the biological parent are terminated. Our law firm works with both biological parents and adoptive parents to help them navigate the adoption process.
Child Custody Cases
Our law firm has years of experience with family law and handling child custody cases. Gaining custody of a child can be a positive step towards adoption and gives you legal protections that you wouldn’t have without custody. When you hire us, our team can offer legal support and guidance throughout the process of gaining child custody to make the experience easier and less stressful.
There are several types of custody to consider as well as specific visitation laws in Ohio. Our team can help you understand your options and work towards a solution that’s in the best interest of the child.
Let Us Help You Through the Adoption Process
Adoption in the US is a big decision and can be a complex process. The lawyers at Taneff Law can guide you through the experience of adoption in Delaware County so you can finally give a child the safe and loving home they deserve. When considering adoption in Delaware, OH, it’s important to know that the adoption timeline and cost will depend on a variety of factors, including the type of adoption, the states involved, how many lawyers or adoption agencies you’re working with, and various circumstances of the biological parent and adoptive parent. It can take between a few months and a few years for the adoption to go through. Feel free to contact us for a cost and time estimate based on your goals and circumstances.
We can also explain the difference between open and closed adoptions in the US so you can choose what you’re most comfortable with. In a closed adoption, identifying information is not exchanged between the biological mother and the adoptive parent or parents. In an open adoption, the involved parties can exchange identifying information, including contact info. If everyone agrees, you can also exchange letters, photos, and phone calls, and even set up visits between the biological parent and the child.