Adopting a child is a wonderful and life changing event and can be a confusing process. There are many various types of adoptions, for example, the adoption of a newborn infant in a private adoption, overseas adoptions, the adoption of children of your new spouse when their biological parent is deceased or otherwise uninvolved, also known as a “step-parent adoption,” and adoptions that occur when one or both parents have voluntarily or involuntarily terminated their parental rights. Any type of adoption will involve many steps. You and your family members will be subject to investigation. Also, adoptions often require copious amounts of paperwork and documentation. The love and joy that come with adding a new member to your family make the adoption process more than worth the hassle and, sometimes, frustration involved in the process.
The adoption process can be very rewarding but the legal issues can be very confusing. If you are considering any type of adoption, you do not have to go through the process alone contact Opfer & Stowell P.C. at (303) 791-0995 or fill out the contact form below and let us guide you through this happy transition.