Denville Adoption Lawyer
Experienced & Accomplished New Jersey Adoption Attorney
If you are considering an adoption in New Jersey, you are preparing to
embark on a one-of-a-kind journey that will change your life and the life
of your adopted child for decades to come. At Riordan & Associates,
LLC, our Denville adoption attorneys guide individuals and couples in
New Jersey through all of the steps involved in the adoption process.
From choosing the type of adoption you want to pursue to dealing with
the paperwork and meetings involved, the process can often be challenging.
We are here to help you make informed decisions while making the overall
process as streamlined and efficient as possible. Call (973) 577-4118
today to set up a consultation.
Types of Adoptions
One of the first steps to adopt is choosing the type of adoption you wish
- At Riordan & Associates, LLC, our attorneys provide experienced legal
guidance and representation for the following types of adoptions:
Agency Adoptions – Many individuals and couples seeking to adopt in New Jersey choose
to go through an approved agency. Approved agencies include the Department
of Children and Family Services (DCFS), as well as various private agencies
that are on record with the Commission of Human Services. We can assist
you in choosing an agency, preparing to meet with caseworkers, submitting
the required information and completing all of the other steps involved
in an agency adoption.
Foster Care Adoptions – Many loving individuals and couples choose to adopt children out
of foster care. If this is an option you would like to pursue, we can
help you satisfy the foster organization and adoption agency’s requirements to adopt.
Private Adoptions – In a private adoption, the biological parents and the adopting
parents complete the process without the assistance of an approved agency.
However, an agency will still be involved, by court appointment, and the
adopting parents must successfully complete the process of finalizing
the adoption in court.
International Adoptions – Adopting internationally presents some unique challenges, and
involves satisfying the requirements of both the United States Citizenship
and Immigration Services (USCIS) and the relevant authorities in the country
where the child is born. Most international adoptions involve agency placements.
Our law firm can assist you in all aspects of the international adoption process.
Stepparent, Second Parent and Grandparent Adoptions – We are available to assist opposite-sex and same-sex couples with
stepparent and second parent (or “co-parent”) adoptions, and
we can assist with grandparent adoptions as well.
Schedule a Confidential Consultation Today
To begin the adoption process, we encourage you to schedule an initial
consultation with one of our
Denville adoption attorneys. This consultation is completely confidential, and it is an opportunity
for you to get to know us and to have your most pressing questions answered
before you get too far along in the process.
Once you decide to adopt, the last thing you want is for an unexpected
issue to cause delays (or worse). When you work with Riordan & Associates,
LLC, we can help you pursue a successful adoption from day one. The Denville
adoption lawyers at Riordan & Associates, LLC have successfully finalized
adoptions with invariably heartwarming results.
If you would like to speak with one of our lawyers about adopting in New
Jersey, please call our offices at (973) 577-4118 or
request a consultation online today.