Kane County Adoption Attorneys
Compassionate Adoption Lawyers Serving Geneva, Batavia, St. Charles, and Northern Illinois
Representing individuals and couples in the adoption process is one of the most rewarding aspects of practicing family law. Helping a family come together through adoption is a very special experience. Getting to the day when an adoption is finalized, however, can involve some legal and emotional ups and downs. With so much at stake, it is important to make sure you have an attorney who is experienced in handling adoptions on your team. At Shaw Family Law, P.C., we are skilled and experienced in providing legal counsel for adoptions of all kinds. We walk our clients through their adoptions with compassion and competence striving to make the entire process as smooth and efficient as possible.
Legal Representation for Adoptions in Kane County
There are a number of different types of adoptions, and our attorneys are skilled in handling each one. The most common type of adoption is stepparent adoption–when one parent's spouse seeks to adopt his or her child. If the other biological parent is deceased, a stepparent adoption can be fairly straightforward and quick. If the other biological parent is alive, however, a stepparent adoption will require the termination of the biological parents' parental rights. Depending on the circumstances, this can be a challenging process, but we have the skill and experience to advocate strongly for your interests and the interests of your child.
Other types of adoptions we can assist you with include:
- Related Adoptions – Adoptions involving other family members (i.e. grandparents, siblings, uncles, aunts) are also a common type of adoption.
- Co-Parent Adoptions – Adoptions involving unmarried couples (often same-sex).
- Agency Adoptions – Adoptions that are arranged through the Illinois Department of Family Services (DCFS) or a private adoption agency.
- Independent Adoptions – Adoptions involving direct placement of a baby by the birth family.
Ideally, your adoption will be processed smoothly without any problems, but that is not always the case. A biological parent or another family member may contest the adoption or other problems could arise. If something does threaten to derail your adoption, having an experienced adoption attorney on your side can make a significant difference.
Contact a St. Charles Adoption Attorney
If you are in need of experienced legal representation for an adoption, contact Shaw Family Law, P.C. by calling 630-206-3300. We offer free consultations at which we will discuss the specifics of your situation, explain your legal options, and answer any questions you may have. Our office is located in St. Charles, Illinois, and we work with clients throughout Kane County and the surrounding areas.