Adoption should be a happy occasion, a win-win for the new parents and the child. While some adoptions are straightforward and quick, many cases are complicated by family dynamics, legal disputes and governmental red tape. You should hire experienced legal counsel to protect your interests and clear any obstacles.
Capehart Scatchard assists adoptive parents, stepparents and family members who are welcoming a new child or formally adopting a child who is already in their care. Our Mt. Laurel family law attorneys provide legal advice and representation for all stages of the adoption process.
Our attorneys have decades of focused experience in family law, including hundreds of adoption cases. We can guide you through the legal process, including any contested proceedings, for any type of adoption:
- Stepparent adoption
- Infant adoption through an agency
- Private adoption or surrogacy
- International adoption
- Adoption of a foster care or special needs child
- Adoption by grandparents or other relatives
- Adoption by same-sex couples
- Termination of parental rights
We can draft or review adoption agreements, file appropriate documents with the court and represent you in contested adoption proceedings. Our role is to anticipate problems and swiftly address any complications that arise so that you can focus on preparing for the new addition to your family.