Adoption Attorney Pickerington Ohio
Adoption gives a child a second chance at finding a loving, nurturing home. If you’re considering adoption in Pickerington OH, contact Taneff Law. Our adoption lawyers have years of experience helping birth parents and prospective adoptive parents navigate the complex adoption process. Through our legal guidance, we can help make the adoption experience easier. Contact us for more information about our adoption and family law services.
Your Trusted Ohio Family Law Attorneys
Working with a knowledgeable lawyer can make adoptions less stressful for everyone involved. The adoption attorneys at Taneff Law have handled more than 5,000 adoption matters and can support you throughout the entire process. Our Ohio legal team is experienced in a variety of adoption types, including private adoption, foster parent adoption, grandparent adoption, stepparent adoption, single parent adoption, inter-state adoption, and international adoption, as well as child custody cases. Different types of adoption have different laws depending on the states or countries involved, so working with a family law attorney is a great way to ensure you and your family meet the legal requirements.
Private Adoption Attorney
Private adoptions are just one of the many types of Ohio adoptions that a lawyer at our law firm can assist with. These types of adoptions are often appealing to biological parents and adoptive parents alike because they typically take less time and costs less than agency adoptions. Private adoptions take place in probate court, where parental rights are transferred from the biological parents to the adoptive parents.
Our Ohio attorneys can also help you choose between a closed adoption and an open adoption. In closed adoptions, the biological mother and the adoptive parent don’t exchange identifying information. In open adoptions, the biological mother and the adoptive parent can exchange identifying information, such as contact information. Depending on the plan made between each family, photos and letters can also be exchanged, phone calls can be arranged, and visits can be set up.
Foster to Adoption
Foster care laws in Ohio are particular about when a child can move from foster care to foster parent adoption. Adopting a child that you have been fostering is easier with help from a family law attorney. Our lawyers are knowledgeable in the rules surrounding foster parent adoption and can guide you through the adoption process. From filling out paperwork to filing a petition with the court to helping you prepare for a home study and more, the Taneff Law team is prepared to make the adoption process go as smooth as possible.
Grandparent Adoption and Stepparent Adoption Lawyers
In the state of Ohio, grandparents can adopt a grandchild if it is in the best interests of the child. Depending on the circumstances, the grandparent may not need consent from the child’s parents when adopting. Before an adoption can be finalized, a home study is performed to make sure the home is suitable for a child. The family law experts at Taneff Law can explain the different rules involved in grandparent adoption in Ohio and help make sure you take the right steps towards adoption.
A family law attorney can also help with stepparent adoption, which is usually an easy process. Stepparent adoption occurs in the court of common pleas in either the stepparent’s state, the natural parent’s state, or the state in which the child lives. In these cases, the stepparent gains parental rights, and the parental rights of the previous parent are terminated.
Single Parent Adoption Lawyer
Single individuals can adopt a child in the state of Ohio but may have a more difficult time doing so than married couples. If you’re considering single parent adoption, know that it’s not impossible. Our attorneys can explain the steps necessary for adoption and help you realize your dreams of becoming a parent. In Ohio, straight, gay, lesbian, bisexual, or transgender individuals are permitted to adopt. Contact a lawyer Taneff Law to learn more about this type of adoption.
Inter-State and International Adoptions
Adoption that occurs across different states can be complex, and different states have different legal requirements. Both states must approve of a child being moved from a family in one state to a family in another, except for when a child is moved between their biological mother and biological grandmother. Each state also has an office dedicated to helping adoptive parents navigate the Interstate Compact on the Placement of Children (ICPC) law, which aims to make sure children are placed into safe homes. An adoption lawyer can help you understand the legal requirements in Ohio and any other state involved so you can feel confident you’re taking the right steps.
Similarly, international adoptions involve rules from multiple countries, which can complicate the adoption process. To move a child from one country to another, both countries must provide approval. A lawyer knowledgeable in international adoptions can help you understand the different legal requirements so the adoption successful.
Child Custody Cases
Gaining child custody gives you legal protections that you wouldn’t have otherwise and can be a crucial step towards adopting a child. For foster parents as well, this can be an important step towards a successful adoption. Our family law attorneys are experienced at helping people gain legal custody of a child and assisting through the entire adoption process.
Separation, marriage annulment, and divorce can also lead to legal problems regarding child custody and visitation rights. If your family is facing these issues, the attorneys at Taneff Law will help you understand the different laws, explain the available options, and fight for your legal right to see your child.
Let us help you achieve your dream of becoming a parent.
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