When most people think about this topic, they often think about the “traditional” version of adoption, when a family takes in a child who needs a loving home. The process is complex, time-consuming, and, as stated above, intrusive. When a person engages in the adoption process, they need to jump through a few hoops, including background checks, home visits, and other assessments to ensure that the adoption is in the child’s best interests. Depending on the “version” of adoption, the process can be even more intricate and invasive. There are three main types of adoption available:
- Domestic adoption
- International adoption
- Private adoption
Other adoption options
There are many situations that call for adoption outside of the traditional definition. For some, stepping in as a parent when the biological parents cannot care for their children have motivated grandparents, aunts, uncles, and more to formalize their relationships, protecting their future with their child. There are many instances where a stepparent has taken on the task of caring for a child and wishes to do the same. There are even some instances that call for an adult to be adopted. When these situations arise, The Law Offices of Susan A. Kassel, P.C. is here to help.
Protecting Long Island families for over 25 years
There are countless legal matters that can arise out of the adoption process. Not everything goes as planned and having quality legal support through tough times is best. Some legal issues can arise include relinquishment, reclamation, requests for future involvement in a child’s life, and matters involving parents in jail or mental facility. A child’s future is at stake. When these matters are so significant, experience matters.
Contact a Suffolk County adoption attorney
The Law Offices of Susan A. Kassel, P.C. has been a legal resource to clients across Long Island for over 25 years. Adoption is complicated and legal issues can surface at any time. When you need a compassionate and effective law firm, our team is ready to assist. For a consultation to discuss your legal matter, contact The Law Offices of Susan A. Kassel, P.C.