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Kane County Adoption Attorneys

Geneva Adoption Lawyer

Adoption Lawyers Serving Geneva, Aurora, and Batavia

The adoption process can be filled with emotional ups and downs. Having an experienced and knowledgeable attorney on your team is essential to making the process go smoothly and securing a favorable result. At the Kane County family law firm of Goostree Law Group, we are highly skilled in handling adoption matters of all kinds. We work closely with our clients and we maintain constant communication so that you are fully in the loop at every step of the way. Our attorneys understand how high the stakes are for parents, and we take great pleasure in guiding our clients through the adoption process.

Adoption Representation in Kane County

When an adoption is finalized, it is a joyous occasion, but getting to that day requires moving through the legal system with skill and precision. There are numerous statutes that must be followed exactly in order to keep the process progressing. Making an adoption legal can be time-consuming, but we strive to facilitate adoptions as quickly and efficiently as possible so that our clients can get on with being a family without legal concerns.

There are several ways a child can come into a family through adoption. Our attorneys are experienced in handling all types of adoptions, including:

While stepparent adoptions are very common, there are several other types of adoptions including:

  • Stepparent adoptions – One of the most common types of adoption, a stepparent adoption involves a parent’s spouse adopting his or her child. If the other biological parent is still alive, that parent’s parental rights must be terminated beforehand.
  • Co-parent adoptions – A co-parent adoption occurs when a same-sex partner of a parent wishes to adopt his or her biological or adopted child. Establishing legal parental rights in a same-sex marriage or relationship is essential for many parents.
  • Agency adoptions – Adoptions which involve agenices are facilitated through a private adoption agency or the Illinois Department of Family Services (DCFS) through the fostering program.
  • Related adoptions – Related adoptions involve family members such as grandparents, great-grandparents, siblings, uncles, and aunts. They are common when the biological parents are unable to care for the child.
  • Independent adoptions – When birth parents place their child with an adoptive family without the aid of an agency, it is called an independent adoption.

If you are considering expanding your family through adoption or you are already involved in the adoption process and need help, contact us at 630-584-4800 to schedule a free consultation. We will explain what you can expect as you proceed towards adoption and answer any questions you may have. Our attorneys will be your partners throughout the process. We work with clients throughout Northern Illinois, including Kane County and the surrounding areas.

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