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Magic City Adoption
Adoption is a great time for Family Law. Each Birmingham Adoption Attorney at our firm loves getting a call from a family that’s ready to begin their journey of the adoption process. It is one of the few times we get to put a family together. However, there are quite a few steps to any adoption whether it is a domestic adoption or an international adoption. We know that an Adoption Attorney is a necessity when it comes to the safety of your child’s future and our Birmingham Adoption Attorneys would love to be involved.
At Magic City Law, we help Magic City Families move forward. Call to talk to a Birmingham Adoption Attorney. We love adoptions so much that we offer free consultations for most adoptions.
At Magic City Law, we understand what it is to be a Birmingham Adoption Attorney. It’s as magical as our city! Although our practice is located in the Magic City, we don’t limit ourselves to Jefferson County for adoptions. Each of our adoption attorneys have experience in many different counties handling adoptions in front of many different judges. Whether your adoption is in Jefferson County or any much smaller county, our adoption attorneys can handle it. We know when your family is on the line, you need someone with not only experience in the adoption process, but also the passion to make your family whole.
Birmingham Adoption Attorney
There are many considerations when looking at the following choices. You have to think of your possible options. After you’ve thought these options through, it will give you a better idea as to where to start with finding the new addition to your family. At Magic City Law, you don’t get just one Birmingham Adoption Attorney, but two! Remember the different types of adoption that you can choose from:
A Domestic adoption simply means that the adoption is within the United States.
This includes a private adoption between two individuals. Normally this involves family members or friends in which the adoption is taking place privately between the parties. These include grandparent/stepparent/closely related adoptions to even people who meet, begin a relationship that builds trust, and decide that an adoption is a viable choice between the families.
Understand that adoption is supposed to be the happiest part of the law, but sometimes there are issues that arise that make the adoption process more complicated. That is when an adoption can become contested. A contested adoption merely means that not all of the parties agree that the minor child should be adopted. Our Birmingham Adoption Attorneys are here to guide you through even the most contested adoption cases.
Public Agency Adoption
This is better known as the Foster Care System and adoption via DHR. This option is the most affordable, but it does not come without risks. The children are in the system due to their families either giving up or losing custody of the children. The state is involved and heavily invested in the outcome of the adoption. The system prefers reunification with the birth family, however, sometimes that is not the best option. You must be aware that when a child has been in the system there are often issues of abuse or neglect that must be addressed and worked with in order to provide proper care for the child. For the most part, these children have had unstable homes and may be reluctant to starting a new life with a new family.)
Licensed Private Agency Adoption
These agencies are all over the state. In this situations the birth parents will relinquish their rights to the adoption agency. The adoption agency sets up an adoption with adoptive parents who are available to take in the child. These agencies will normally set up questionnaires or profiles that the adoptive families can answer. This way, they can find a child that matches their wishes and desires. Then, when a mother comes in with a child that fits that criteria, the agency can set up a way for the birth mother, or the agency to choose who the child will go to. These agencies are normally the best chance for families to get a newborn or younger child.
This is also commonly referred to as “international adoption.” This means that you are planning on adopting a child from another country. Depending on the country that you choose to adopt from the country of origin may have very strict requirements pertaining to that child’s placement. You will know very little about the child’s family or even their medical history. Also, sometimes the county of origin requires that you come visit their county to see their culture and to pick up the child. This process is clear in regards to time and cost. You should research each country you think you want to adopt from in order to know what they require for adoption.
Give us a call at (205) 509-4766 for an adoption consult with one of our Birmingham Adoption Attorneys today.