Adoption law provides a means for parents to voluntarily assume the legal rights and responsibilities of a child not born to them. Following an adoption, all legal ties between the child and the birth parents are permanently severed. The new adoptive parents and the child are treated just like a natural family in the eyes of the law. The adoptive parents decide important matters involving medical treatment, education, and religion, as well as ordinary day-to-day issues that arise in the child’s life. Adopted children can inherit from their new parents the same as natural offspring. Some jurisdictions even provide for the issuance of an amended birth certificate displaying the new parents’ names.
To better your chances at eligibility, consult an experienced attorney from Perlmutter Law Firm, where we understand the details of state and local adoption laws, so there’s no reason to be intimidated by the legalese. We will take the time to walk you through each step of the adoption process, from permanent termination of parental rights to your new son or daughter’s post-adoption name change.
Whether you are considering placing your child for adoption, adopting a child, or are contesting an adoption, it is critical that you seek skilled legal representation. The experienced attorneys at the Perlmutter Law Firm are here to help. Give us a call or fill out a short contact form and we will be in touch to set up an initial consultation.