In a private independent adoption, a birth mother makes a decision to place her child with prospective adoptive parent(s) of her choice. An agency is not usually involved. These “matches” often occur through word of mouth. Someone knows an individual or family desiring to adopt a child. Someone knows of a woman who is expecting a child and is considering adoption. A connection is made.
The placement and adoption of a child is an emotional experience for all involved. For prospective adoptive parents, some of the details and requirements can seem overwhelming.
Debra Finch is an experienced adoption attorney, who will simplify the process for prospective adoptive parents while, at the same time, insure that the process is safe and legally sound.
Debra Finch advises adoptive parents how to find an adoption opportunity and how to be ready once that opportunity presents. She obtains consents from birth parents, works with ICPC, terminates parental rights, as necessary, on unknown or uninvolved birth fathers, and drafts and files the adoption petition, along with post-adoption contact agreements. She is equipped to handle both contested and uncontested adoptions.
To learn more abut Private Independent Adoptions, please contact Debra Finch.