Often, family members are put into a position where they need to legally adopt a child who may have been in their home for a long time. Although it seems as though this should be “easy,” it can often be just as intensive as any other type of adoption. Our experienced social workers are committed to working with these families to try to simplify the process and meet all of the State’s and Court’s requirements without undue stress on the family and children involved.

We can help with all types of circumstances that fall under this category, including:

  • Co-Parent Adoptions
  • Step-Parent Adoptions
  • Family Member Adoptions–voluntary or involuntary

While the rules that govern adoptions are the same throughout the state, each court has their own interpretation of those laws and some may have their own set of requirements. Therefore, it is vitally important for families to seek advice and assistance from a licensed adoption agency as well as an attorney experienced in adoption law. Open Arms Adoptions can assist with the adoption work and, if necessary, refer you to area attorneys familiar with adoptions.

While the rules that govern adoptions are the same throughout the state, each court has their own interpretation of those laws and some may have their own set of requirements. Therefore, it is vitally important for families to seek advice and assistance from a licensed adoption agency as well as an attorney experienced in adoption law. Open Arms Adoptions can assist with the adoption work and, if necessary, refer you to area attorneys familiar with adoptions.