Experienced Adoption Lawyers in West Virginia Guide You Through the Process
Trustworthy assistance for all legal aspects of adoption
Adding to your family through adoption is an event to celebrate, but the process can be fraught with frustration. When it’s all over, you want to be secure in the knowledge that your adoption is legally binding and final. The attorneys at Kaufman & McPherson, PLLC have more than 30 years of experience handling adoption cases. Our sensitive and compassionate attorneys understand the complexities of the adoption process and can spare you some of the stress and anxiety often involved. We handle each adoption with the utmost care to give you confidence and peace of mind.
West Virginia attorneys manage all types of adoptions
Given the emotional investment of all participants, the adoption process can be overwhelming. At Kaufman & McPherson, PLLC, we are meticulous in managing the interests and expectations of biological parents, adoptive parents, stepparents, relatives, and other parties. We are experienced in a wide range of adoption litigation and mediation proceedings, including:
- Agency adoption
- Independent adoption
- Private placement adoption
- Open adoption
- Closed adoption
- Stepparent adoption
- Adult adoption
- Foster child adoption
- Surrogate parent adoption
- Interstate or international adoption
At the heart of a successful adoption is trust. You can trust Kaufman & McPherson, PLLC. We have the experience, patience and compassion to help you make your dreams of adopting a child come true.
Overcoming legal impediments to your adoption
There can be significant legal challenges to adoption. A child can only have two legal parents, so in the case of a divorce and remarriage, a stepparent adoption cannot take place unless the remaining single parent surrenders parental rights. When that parent is active in the child’s life, there is little chance of that happening.
Some absentee parents are willing to relinquish their claim to custody and visitation, which frees them from child support obligations, but others are reluctant to permanently sever their ties to their child. These cases may require serious negotiation or litigation to obtain a court order terminating parental rights. Throughout the process, our family law attorneys help ease your legal burdens. The questions, the paperwork, the rules and the stipulations — which almost seem designed to prevent your success — are all aspects of the adoption process our attorneys are well-acquainted with and capable of handling successfully.
Contact our Bridgeport attorneys today for help with your adoption
Your adoption is too important for you not to seek the best legal advice available. Kaufman & McPherson, PLLC has been helping prospective parents and birthparents for more than 30 years. For the peace of mind that comes with trustworthy counsel, call us at 304-842-4300 or contact our firm online to schedule a consultation.