Adoption For Unmarried Couples
More and more couples have decided to put off marriage. Radis Adoptions has noticed a trend lately in the number of adoptions being requested by unmarried couples. Some states have very strict laws regarding who can or cannot adopt a child. Sometimes, couples who aren't married may be turned away completely from being able to adopt. Our adoption attorney will work with you and your partner to figure out the best way to tackle the adoption process and adopt a child you've always dreamed of. Depending on the circumstances, the adoption process for an unmarried couple can become very complex and complicated. It's recommended that you have a trusted adoption attorney on your side to assist you.
Understandably, the adoption laws vary from state to state and from jurisdiction to jurisdiction. Depending on the adoption evaluation process, a qualified couple may be approved in one area of the state but not in another. It's common for couples to apply together for adoption in states where it's accepted to avoid applying separately or only having one spouse apply for the adoption. With a joint adoption, both parties are held responsible in the adoption process and for the well-being of the child.
Second Parent Adoption
This type of adoption can get very confusing. Some states will allow one parent to file for the adoption and once they receive the child, the other parent can apply to become a second legal parent. Sometimes, one individual will decide that they want to adopt a baby as a single parent. Eventually, they may be in a committed relationship with someone and have them become the second legal parent of the child. Situations vary greatly, so this is another reason why you need an adoption attorney to help you.
"A few days ago we celebrated our son's one month birthday. We are all so happy and we feel so blessed. We also realize that our happiness as a family is due largely to your efforts and the efforts of your staff. We appreciate all that you've done for our family."
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