Just as every family is different, every adoption opportunity is different as well. Some of the most common types of adoptions in Pennsylvania include adoptions for same sex couples, stepparent adoptions, and kinship adoptions (in which the child stays within the family, e.g., with grandparents, aunts/uncles, or siblings). When individuals and families consider an adoption, their needs will vary greatly, depending on their circumstances. For instance, the child might be the biological child of one parent, or, on the other hand the biological parent’s rights might be terminated.
At Elliott & Davis, we are proud to add private adoptions to our list of practice areas. Building or adding to a family is one of the most rewarding and emotional challenges parents can face. With that in mind, our attorneys can help guide you through the adoption process with the utmost respect, discretion, and professionalism. Whether you’re just getting started and need a little direction, or you have a child in custody you’d like to adopt, we are here to answer your questions and help you secure your rights as parents and the rights of your adoptive child, as well.