2 Services That A Law Firm Can Provide When You Are Adopting

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One of the most stressful and time-consuming legal proceedings that you can deal with is adopting a child, so it is important to hire a family law firm to help make the entire process as easy as possible for you and your family. Listed below are two services that a family law firm can provide when you adopt. 

Prevent Financial Issues In A Private Adoption

A major concern that many people have when arranging a private adoption is that the people that you are dealing with will change their minds. In many cases, when you enter into an agreement with someone in order to adopt a child you will be agreeing to pay for the birth mother's medical bills. In some cases, you may even end up agreeing to pay for a portion of the birth mother's living expenses as well. 

The problem that this brings up is that if the birth mother changes her mind and keeps her child, then you cannot really force her to give you the child. In addition, there is a good chance that you will lose all of the money that you invested in the adoption process and paying for the birth mother's expenses. A lawyer can help you offset this issue by creating a contract at the beginning of the adoption process that will allow you to sue for repayment if the adoption falls through because the birth mother wants to keep her child. 

Prevent You From Becoming A Victim Of Fraud

Another issue that you may experience when adopting a child is that you could become a victim of fraud. This is because there are numerous fake adoption agencies that will try to get you to give them money in exchange for adopting a child. Once these fraudulent agencies have your money, they will often disappear and you cannot do much more than report the agency and hope that they get caught.

However, a family law firm can help you avoid this issue entirely by providing investigation services. These firms can investigate any adoption agency that you want to use in order to determine if they are actually legitimate. In addition, the law firm can often direct you to an adoption agency that the firm has had dealings with in the past, which is a great way to ensure that you are dealing with a legitimate agency.

Contact a family law firm (such as Vandeventer Black LLP) as soon as possible in order to make the process as easy and stress-free as possible. These law firms can help you avoid losing money to a fraudulent agency or someone who changes her mind about letting you adopt her child.


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