The adoption process in Pennsylvania is far from simple, and rightfully so – many obstacles and safeguards are in place to ensure that the process goes smoothly with the proper vetting in place. Whether you are a birth parent trying to find a suitable adoptive family, or you are looking to expand your own family, our attorneys can provide you with the effective guidance that you deserve.
In ordinary private or agency adoptions, the rights of the birth parents must be terminated either voluntarily or involuntarily. Next, the Court must be petitioned to adopt, and all clearances and identifying documentation must be provided. Though the process looks simple on paper, a great many challenges may arise. For example, one parent may contest having their parental rights terminated during the process, a birth mother could change their mind before or after birth, or there may be other stakeholders that choose to challenge the adoption.
Whether you are engaging a private adoption or an adoption agency, our office is here to support to you through the process. We are committed to helping your family navigate the many barriers that may stand in your way to successful adoption.
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