Kane County Adoption Attorney
At Shaw, Jacobs, Goostree & Associates, P.C., we truly enjoy helping a family through the adoption process. No other area of family law is like adoption. Legally speaking, an adoption creates a legal relationship between a parent and a child and it must be done perfectly in order to be valid. All legal requirements must be completed before the court can grant an adoption. Most of the adoptions we handle involve a parent and their new spouse adopting that parent's child. That process involves terminating the parental rights of the absent parent many times by default or agreement. We can discuss your facts with you to see if there is a sufficient legal basis for your adoption.
Other adoptions involve a couple adopting a new born baby or via a placement agency. There are strict rules in adoption cases. For example, in order for a birth mother to consent to adoption, that consent will not be valid if executed within 72 hours of the birth of the child. There are other specific requirements set forth in the statutes.
Once the adoption is granted, the State of Illinois can issue a new birth certificate to the adoptive parents. We will provide the documents to obtain the new birth certificate.
Call us Today at 630-584-4800 for a Free Consultation!
Our Illinois adoption attorneys represent clients in Kane County, DuPage County, Kendall County and DeKalb County, including Geneva, Batavia, St.Charles, Wayne, Wasco, Elburn, Virgil, Lily Lake, Aurora, North Aurora, Elgin, South Elgin, Bartlett, Gilberts, Millcreek, Maple Park, Kaneville, LaFox, Yorkville, Oswego, Plano, Sugar Grove, Big Rock, Bristol, Newark, DeKalb, Sycamore, Naperville, Wheaton, West Chicago, Winfield, Warrenville, Downers Grove, Lombard, Oak Brook, Streamwood, Hoffman Estates, Schaumburg, and many other cities. We represent clients who are from the U.K. and from other countries as well.
Please call the St Charles Illinois adoption attorneys of Shaw, Jacobs, Goostree & Associates, P.C. at (630) 584-4800 to ask a question or set up a confidential free initial consultation.
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