2 Reasons To Hire A Family Law Firm To Assist With An Adoption

Adopting a child can be a very time-consuming and stressful experience, but it can be a rewarding one as well. By hiring a family law firm to help you with an adoption, you can make the overall adoption process much less difficult and stressful on you and your family. A family lawyer can help you avoid fake adoption agencies and decrease the risk associated with private adoptions.

Private Adoptions

One of the riskier forms of adoption is the private adoption. This adoption process does not go through an adoption agency and has you working out a deal with an individual that wants to give her child up for adoption. In many cases, this individual will be pregnant and ask for you to pay for all of her pregnancy-related medical expenses until the baby is born, at which point the child is yours to adopt.

The problem that often comes up is that the biological parent or parents will often change their minds when the baby is born. This can often result in you not getting the child and losing all of the money that you paid throughout the pregnancy.

However, a family law firm can write up a contract that will state the terms of the adoption agreement from the beginning so that you will have a better chance of winning custody in court if the biological parents change their minds. In the event that you don't win custody, the contract will at least help you get repaid for all of the medical expenses that you paid for.

Fake Adoption Agencies

Sadly, many people that are looking to adopt a child will often fall victim to a fraudulent adoption agency. These agencies will meet with you, show you pictures of children that you can adopt, and then disappear once you give them money. 

A family law firm can help you avoid this scam by recommending numerous adoption agencies that the firm has dealt with that are known to be legitimate. In addition, if you have an adoption agency in mind, the law firm can do a lot of research into the firm in order to determine its legitimacy before you start doing business with the firm. 

Speak to a law firm like Larson, Latham, Huettl Attorneys today in order to remove a lot of the risk and stress from the adoption process. A family law firm can protect you from fake adoption agencies and mitigate the risks that often accompany private adoptions.