Why legal support during the adoption process can be crucial

Starting or expanding a family is not always a deliberate action. It is true that sometimes parents have little or no preparation before building a family; but in other cases, this process is quite purposeful and can take much longer than parents may expect.

This is typically the case when parents make the decision to adopt a child. The adoption process can be complicated, lengthy and emotionally trying for parents regardless of whether one is adopting a step-child or a couple or individual is adopting a child from another state or country, or even if a same-sex couple is completing a confirmatory adoption of their child conceived through Artificial Reproductive Technology. Having the support of a law firm during this time can be quite beneficial for all parties involved, including the prospective adoptive parents and the parents relinquishing their parental rights.

There are a number of issues that can come up during any adoption. In some cases, the legal permissions to give a child up for adoption have not been properly secured. For example, in some states, both the biological mother and father must agree to give a child up. If that is not done properly, adoptive parents could run into a dispute if and when a parent comes back and wants to exercise their parental rights.

There are a number of issues that can come up during any adoption. In some cases, the legal permissions to give a child up for adoption have not been properly secured. For example, in some states, both the biological mother and father must agree to give a child up. If that is not done properly, adoptive parents could run into a dispute if and when a parent comes back and wants to exercise their parental rights.

Other challenges can arise when a child is adopted by a grandparent or other family members if biological parents and adoptive parents do not clearly understand what the adoption will mean for their parental rights.

Even when there are no complications regarding the biological parents, adoptive parents can be quite overwhelmed when it comes to completing paperwork, attending hearings and dealing with adoption agencies.

In order to pursue the most efficient and legally-appropriate strategy for an adoption, people who are embarking on this process in New Jersey can consult a law firm with attorneys experienced in adoption procedures. Our law firm has worked with people throughout the family formation process to help them resolve their issues and focus on building their families.

For more information on Argentino & Jacobs, LLC and how we can help you during the adoption process, you are invited to visit our website and page on adoption in New Jersey.

About the Author:

Sarah Jacobs is dedicated to protecting the interests of clients in family law proceedings. Certified by the Supreme Court of New Jersey as a Matrimonial Law Attorney, and Qualified as a Mediator, Sarah possesses close to 15 years of experience practicing law throughout the State of New Jersey. Together with partner Jamie N. Berger, Esq. their boutique Morristown family law firm is managed with the goal of providing high-quality service tailored to each client's individual needs. In her capacity as both a family law mediator and litigator, Sarah works with negotiation-minded clients in a cooperative setting. She is also a skilled litigator with the knowledge needed to take even the most complex cases to court, if necessary.

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