Bringing in a new family member is an exciting time for any parent, but the process of adoption is complex and there is much work to be done to ensure that things go smoothly. Between the extensive amount of paperwork, the interviews, and background checks that are all required to obtain status as a legal parent, there are many opportunities for the proceedings to go wrong. Additionally, step-parent adoptions, adult adoptions, and non-biological parent adoptions present even more complex and novel issues that must be dealt with as well.
In instances where a step-parent is seeking to become the legal parent of a child that is not his or her biological child, for example, that step-parent must ensure that the child’s remaining biological parent terminates his or her parental rights. Termination of those rights may be done voluntarily, or through the courts, and an experienced Long Island adoption attorney can help file the necessary action to do so. Because the courts always act in the best interests of the child involved, effective and persuasive advocacy is needed to ensure that the adoption process goes smoothly, and your attorney can not only provide such representation, but also handle any unforeseen problems that may arise.
No matter what your current situation, Jason M. Barbara & Associates, P.C., is prepared to help you through the adoption process. Our team is familiar with New York’s adoption laws, and we are eager to put our knowledge to work for you. We know how intimidating and complex adoption proceedings can be, and we can help prepare you for the road ahead with the legal advice you need to ensure that things go smoothly. If you are a same-sex couple, a single parent, or a family seeking to add new members to your family, we’re here to help and are ready to get you started on the road to adoptive parenthood. We are aware that everyone’s situation is unique, and we pride ourselves on catering to our client’s needs, so call our office today at 516-775-5557 to set up a free consultation and discover what Jason M. Barbara & Associates, P.C., can do for you.