Adoption Attorney in Buffalo
Need a Family Lawyer to Help You Adopt a Child?
Adoption is a wonderful option that can provide families with the joy of bringing a new child into their home. At The Law Office of Charles A. Messina, I can assist you with all kinds of different adoptions including:
- Agency adoptions
- Private adoptions
- Foreign or domestic adoptions
- Stepparent adoptions
When an adoption is done correctly, the execution should be simple and worry free, allowing new families to quickly be joined as a legal family unit. My firm is ready to provide you with relevant information regarding eligibility to adopt, and I an assist you with completing all necessary paperwork and in-home inspections to ensure that your adoption process goes as smoothly as possible.
Contact my firm for a free initial consultation with a Buffalo divorce lawyer.
How Long Will the Adoption Process Take?
The adoption process may vary depending on specific conditions of the adoptive parents and the birth mother. Generally, there are no specific time frames that can be given, but most adoptions take between six months and one year to complete.
Which Type of Adoption Should I Pursue?
My firm can also advise you as to the best type of adoption to pursue. There are two different kinds of adoptions that you can have with the birth mother: open adoptions and
- Open adoptions allow the birth parents to have access to the child throughout the child's life and visit on occasion.
- Closed adoptions mean that no contact can be made with the birth parents after the adoption is complete.
Discuss Your Options in a Free Consultation
Single, married, or widowed, older or younger – almost any adult who is over the age of 18 with a clean criminal record and the ability to support a child may be eligible to adopt in New York. Adoption can be affordable and a great way to expand your family and welcome a child in need into your home.
As an adoption attorney, I am committed to providing clients with outstanding representation and the assurance of knowing that their case is in good hands. The adoption process does not have to be complicated, and when you work with my Buffalo family law firm, I do everything I can to help make the process as smooth as possible.
Call The Law Office of Charles A. Messina today to learn if you are eligible to adopt.