ADOPTION

O’Brien & Associates attorneys provide compassionate and thoroughly knowledgeable representation for parents in the adoption process.  We understand the difficulties and challenges inherent in New York’s adoption laws and are equipped to handle all of the complex legal processes.  We also appreciate the extraordinary significance and emotional commitment associated with adopting a new family member.  One of our most important objectives is to communicate with our clients in language that is knowledgeable, sensitive, and understandable.  While we speak the language of the law to judges and attorneys, we communicate with our clients as advocates in plain English.

Adoptions Cases We Handle

Our lawyers have worked with parents in a broad range of situations, including:

  • Second-parent adoptions and same-sex family law matters
  • Dependency adoptions
  • Stepparent adoptions
  • Adoptions by grandparents

One of the first steps we take with adoption clients is explaining, in plain language, what the adoption process will entail and what aspects of the situation will be carefully reviewed by the court. Whether your case involves a parent who willingly is giving up his or her rights as a parent, or you are a same-sex couple looking to have the non-biological parent adopt your child, or your circumstances are entirely unique, we try to make this process as pain-free as possible.  And we are committed to advocating for your best interest and that of the child to be adopted.