Have you made the impactful decision to adopt a child? If so, you should obtain the legal guidance of an experienced family law attorney to take this next step into the new stage of your life. At The Maroto Law Group, we help individuals and couples who desire to be parents with the adoption process.
If a child who is being adopted is a minor, the natural parents' rights will need to be terminated prior to the child's adoption. Parental rights can either be voluntarily or involuntarily terminated. If there is enough convincing evidence that the natural parents have either abandoned or neglected the needs of the child, the natural parents' rights can be involuntarily terminated.
Domestic adoptions occur when both the parent hoping to adopt and the child who is being adopted both live in the United States. If the adoption is between a child and parents who live within the state of Pennsylvania, it is called intrastate, and if the adoption is between parties in two different states, it is called interstate. International adoptions are much more complicated and involve the adoption of children from a country other than where the adopting parents live.
Regardless of the type of adoption you are pursuing, you will need effective legal guidance from an adoption attorney. With over two decades of experience, we can provide you with the attentive legal guidance you need and deserve. Our goal is to provide you with all the necessary legal tools for you to complete a successful adoption. Contact us at either our Delaware County or Chester County offices if you are prepared to take the next step in the adoption process.