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Adoption

The world of adoption can be a scary one. You may be looking to expand your family by welcoming a child who needs one or you may be looking for parents for your child so that they can have a better life. Either way, our experienced adoption attorneys at Abom & Kutulakis, L.L.P. will walk you through the adoption process every step of the way.

Pennsylvania Adoption Laws

Pennsylvania adoption laws can be overwhelming to the beginner adoptive parents. Your attorney, who will be well versed in adoption and family law, will explain all of your options and the standard process' time frames to you so that you thoroughly understand what it will take to become or find the right adoptive parents to an amazing child.

In Pennsylvania, there are several steps to the adoption process, from choosing an agency, to placement visits to finalization of the adoption, and we will be here to answer your questions every step of the way. The laws in Pennsylvania are the same for everyone looking to become adoptive parents whether you are married, single, or an unmarried couple including heterosexual, gay, lesbian, bi-sexual and transgendered couples. Your experienced attorney at Abom & Kutulakis, L.L.P. will explain all of these processes in further detail when you meet to discuss the adoption.

Types of Adoptions

There are several types of adoptions that each have their own specific processes as well. Your adoption attorney will discuss what legal category your adoption will fall into such as: newborn adoptions, step-parent adoptions, private adoptions, foster parent adoptions, interstate adoptions, international adoptions or adult child adoptions.

For the birth parents or birth mother, choosing to place the care of the child you bear into the trust of another parent can be overwhelming and difficult. Your adoption attorney will be right there with you while you make the brave decision to allow adoptive parents to shower your newborn with love and a wonderful life. We will discuss all of your parental rights as the biological parent as well as when they will be terminated or if they will be.

Other Options

Surrogacy is another important component of adoption. Surrogacy is often used when the biological parents have faced infertility issues and in same sex couples. Surrogacy allows for multiple children to have some or all of the parents' biological traits. Your adoption attorney at Abom & Kutulakis, L.L.P. will explain this unique and fairly new legal process so that all of your questions and concerns are relieved.

For further information and to discuss your adoption situation, contact the adoption attorneys at Abom & Kutulakis, L.L.P. for a consultation. It's the first step in completing your family.