Adoption can have a major impact on your family and the child or children you bring into your home. As someone who wants to grow your family, going through the adoption process may seem daunting but important in your life.
In Pennsylvania, you’ll likely work with the Statewide Adoption and Permanency Network (SWAN). This agency is overseen by the Pennsylvania Department of Human Services (DHS) and supports families and children in the adoption process.
What do you need to do to qualify as an adoptive parent?
You first have to fill out an application and go through a screening to make sure you’re a good fit for adoption. A doctor must provide a statement that indicates that you are healthy. You’ll also need to show that your finances are good so that you can support a child.
Other things that you may need to do include:
Once you have completed a family profile and are approved, you’ll learn more about the children who are available. You’ll get the child’s available information to let you know if the child could be a good fit for your home. You’ll have a chance to meet before you make a decision. If the child and you both agree, then the county can assist in bringing your child into the home. The adoption may be finalized with the help of your attorney approximately six months after the placement. Our experienced lawyers at [nap_names id=”FIRM-NAME-1″] will be happy to represent you through this important process. Call Hubert X. Gilroy at [nap_phone id=”LOCAL-CT-NUMBER-4″].
Summer is a great time to load up the family vehicle and hit the open road. The kids are out of school and you have vacation days to use. Why not use this opportunity to visit relatives or that amusement park you’ve been talking about visiting? Before you pack up the car, you should make […]
Divorce is a challenging process with many common misconceptions, especially regarding asset division. Most people believe they know what asset division means for their divorce proceeding. Usually, they are wrong. Below are three common myths about asset division in Pennsylvania. Myth #1: Separate bank accounts means separate property In Pennsylvania, the court relies on […]
It seemed as if it would never come, but it looks like spring is finally here to stay. Warm weather is upon us, and it will only get warmer as we move into the summer months. Now that you aren’t zipping up your winter jacket anymore, you may be thinking about where your family will […]
Martson Law Offices has been serving clients in Central Pennsylvania for more than six decades. Our attorneys have the experience and knowledge you’d find at a big-city law firm, but we also have deep roots in the community and understands the legal issues facing our clients locally.Make an Appointment
While this website provides general information, it does not constitute legal advice. The best way to get guidance on your specific legal issue is to contact a lawyer. To schedule a meeting with an attorney, please call 717-243-3341 or complete the intake form below.