As the mother of two adopted children, I am very committed to assisting birthmothers and adoptive families successfully work through the adoption processes. Below is a list of the adoption services I provide throughout the entire state of Ohio:
Birth Parent Adoption Services
I provide legal representation and advice to birth parents considering placing their child for adoption.
Adoptive Family Adoption Services - Agency Placements
I have represented hundreds of families finalizing adoptions. These include working with Private Adoption Agencies, social service agencies, and public children service agencies.
Private Placement Adoptions
If a birth parent has identified a potential adoptive family or an individual to adopt her child, I can orchestrate the placement, and subsequent legal proceedings to ensure so that the child is never in the custody of a private or public agency and that proper filings are made through the proper court.
Interstate and International Adoptions
With so many families using the internet, there are times when a birthparent may be in one state and the adoptive couple is in another state. As long as one party is an Ohio resident, I can assist the adoptive process and ensure that the Interstate Compact Laws are followed.
With foreign adoptions, the adoption may not have been finalized in the foreign county. In this case, the adoption needs to be finalized in the county probate court where the adoptive family lives. If the foreign adoption was finalized oversees, then there may be the need to refinalize in Ohio to get an American birth certificate for your child.
Step-Parent or Relative Adoptions
If a husband or wife wish to adopt his or her spouse's minor child, I am able to ensure this is done correctly. Also, I can represent those family members who wish to adopt a relative.
I have experience representing all individuals who wish to adopt a minor child in Ohio.
Guardian Ad Litem for Adoptions
For over 15 years, I have assisted agencies needing guardian Ad Litem services for adoptions.