Adding a child to your family through adoption can be a challenging and emotionally-charged process. Many things can go wrong, but the right attorney can help you minimize the chance of problems. If you are planning to pursue adoption, you need a skilled adoption attorney like those at The Gillen Law Firm on your side to help you throughout duration of the case.
About Adoption in South Carolina
Adoption is a legal process that allows you to add a child to your family, allowing you to become the child’s parent in the eyes of the law. This process may be used to help you adopt the child of a relative or a child who has no relation to your family whatsoever. Every adoption case is different, but some of the most common types of adoption cases in South Carolina include:
- Domestic Adoption – Domestic adoption cases encompass all adoptions that take place within the United States. Examples include grandparent adoption, stepparent adoption, adoption through an agency and private adoption.
- Foster Care Adoption – Foster care adoption occurs when a child’s foster parents seek to make the child a permanent member of the family. This type of adoption usually requires the child’s birth parents to terminate their rights.
- International Adoption – International adoption cases involve the adoption of children born outside of the United States. These cases typically require the assistance of an international adoption agency.
Although this process is joyful for the adoptive parents and their new child, it can also be stressful. In order to ensure that you don’t experience any problems after the adoption is complete, it is important to find an experienced attorney to help you complete the process properly.
Hiring an Attorney
Here at The Gillen Law Firm, we have many years of experience helping adoptive parents complete adoptions with as little time and frustration as possible. Whether you are adopting the child of a relative, participating in a private adoption or working with an agency, we will be here to help you every step of the way.
Contact The Gillen Law Firm
If you are interested in pursuing adoption, or if you are already involved in an adoption case, please contact The Gillen Law Firm today to schedule a consultation or learn more about our services. We look forward to hearing from you!