Irvine Adoption Attorney
We Help Families Grow Legally: (714) 706-3992
Center for Mediated Divorce, we can help you through the legalities of adopting a child or adding
a new member to your family. Adoption can become complicated, especially
if you are not familiar with the legal process. Our Irvine adoption lawyers
are knowledgeable about the complexities of the legal adoption system.
If you are struggling with the adoption process, contact our firm to retain
reliable legal counsel.
Our firm can handle a wide variety of adoption services, including:
- Communicating with agencies on your behalf
- Providing legal representation at court hearings
- Handling immigration matters for international adoption cases
- Negotiating and organizing the terms of private adoptions
Schedule a consultation today to learn more about the services we provide.
Common Types of Adoptions
When most people think about the process of adoption, typically what can
come to mind is the traditional form of adoption: a couple adopts a child
without parents and brings them into their family. However, adoption can
be incredibly varied and fit a wide range of families and situations.
Other forms of adoption include:
An adoption is a wonderful event, involving the merging of families and
fostering the growth of those families. At Center for Mediated Divorce,
our Irvine adoption attorneys are proud of the role they play during this process.
Closed vs. Open Adoptions
closed adoption, a child is adopted without the exchange of information or contact between
families. The adoptive family will receive non-identifying information
about the child and birth family before the adoption, and after it is
finalized, the records are sealed. Depending on the records, the child
may be able to access them after they turn 18 years old.
Unlike a closed adoption, an
open adoption allows for the exchange of information and contact. The family and birth
parents can decide the terms of the relationship, whether they will share
letters, picture, or even phone calls. In some cases, families decide
to extend visitation opportunities. This form of adoption is typically
used in cases with older children that have siblings and family relationships
before the adoption.
Our team at Center for Mediated Divorce can help you determine which form
of adoption is right for you and your growing family.
Contact Us Today to Get Started
If you are thinking about adoption, contact our firm today. Our Irvine
adoption lawyers are ready to get started and help you through the legal
process. Our goal is to make this process as smooth and stress-free as
possible for you and your family.
Contact our office by calling (714) 706-3992 and speaking with a member of our dedicated team.