Adoption Attorneys Bel Air, Maryland
Diligent lawyers in Bel Air, Maryland assisting with adoptions
Every adoption is as unique as the family who wants to adopt. At Schlaich & Thompson, Chartered, our adoption lawyers assist prospective parents wanting to build their families through adoption. We help you understand Maryland adoption laws and how they apply to your specific case. We provide sound and supportive advice as we guide you through the adoption process. Our Bel Air family law and divorce lawyers assist prospective parents with several types of adoptions and related matters, including:
- Independent adoptions ― These adoptions do not involve an agency, and the birth parents transfer parental rights directly to the adoptive parents. We work with our clients closely to make sure they understand their rights and responsibilities in the independent adoption process.
- Grandparent, stepparent and relative adoptions ― We assist in the formal adoption of grandchildren and stepchildren by obtaining consent from the birth parent or initiating termination of rights in cases of abandonment. We have experience in placement with grandparents, stepparents or other family members.
- Adult adoptions ―In these circumstances, the person being adopted is over 18 years of age and the person adopting is an adult. Both parties support this adoption, and most of these are stepparent adoptions.
- Termination of parental rights ― When adoption requires the termination of the parental rights of the biological parent, we can help. Whether the termination is voluntary or involuntary, and whether you are the adopting parent or the biological parent, we can protect your interests.
Our Bel Air adoption attorneys are happy to help any prospective parent, including single parents and nontraditional families, who need assistance with the adoption process.
Adoption attorneys in Bel Air safeguard your interests through the adoption process
For experienced and caring adoption representation, call Schlaich & Thompson, Chartered at 443-371-3514 or contact us online to schedule an appointment.