If you are considering adoption for your baby, you have probably come across the term “open adoption.” What does open adoption really mean? And how does it relate to post adoption contact?
Family Formation Blog
Tuesday, February 27 2018 - 12:00AM
How does an attorney notify a birth father in Maryland if he is unknown?
Maryland requires that a birth father be notified of an adoption plan. In Maryland, notice is given to the birth parent by service on them of a Show Cause Order from the Court, if the birth parent’s...
Sunday, December 10 2017 - 12:00AM
Under Virginia law only certain persons over 18 years of age can be adopted by another adult. Adult adoptions usually involve family members, like a step-parent who has stood in loco parentis (in the place of the parent) for at least three months. The adult adoption is also...
Tuesday, August 16 2016 - 12:00AM
When you adopt a child through an international adoption, there are two main types of visas issued by the U.S. government, either an IR-3 or an IR-4.
Saturday, June 4 2016 - 12:00AM
Making an adoption plan is a courageous and frightening decision. If you are thinking about or have made a decision to place your child for adoption you should be aware of some of your rights. An adoption attorney can provide you not only an overview of your options but can...
Saturday, March 5 2016 - 12:00AM