Milwaukee, WI Adoption Lawyers
Skilled Family Law Attorneys Helping with Adoptions in Wisconsin
Adoption is a wonderful way to grow your family. However, it is also a complex legal process that is full of potential pitfalls and emotional stress. Dedicated to your family's best interests, Gimbel, Reilly, Guerin & Brown, LLP will stand by your side, every step of the way, working to smooth the path. Our experienced legal team can provide you with the legal and emotional support you need in order to expand your family.
Experienced Adoption Lawyers
There are many paths that a family can take to adopt a child. Each option offers positive, rewarding benefits that can last a lifetime. However, adoptive parents can also face potential problems. Birth parents can change their minds. Other aspects, such as home inspections and background checks, can be emotionally trying and complex. Our attorneys are experienced in helping families with the complex adoption process. We work closely with all parties to achieve the outcome you desire. We offer high-quality legal representation with the following:
- Private adoptions;
- Foster child adoptions;
- Agency adoptions;
- International adoptions;
- Special needs adoptions;
- Step-parent adoptions; and
- Adoptions by other family members.
Smoothing the Adoption Process
Before a child can be adopted, the legal rights of the biological parents must first be terminated. In step-parent adoption, only the absent biological parent's rights need to be terminated. However, in all other forms of adoption, the legal rights of both parents must be terminated. This can be done voluntarily, by death, or through involuntary court action. Our attorneys work with all involved parties to help smooth this process and increase the chances of successful termination.
Once the legal rights of the biological parent(s) have been terminated, adoptive parents can file a petition to adopt and an order for investigation. Investigations ensure that a child is legally available for adoption and that the petitioner(s) home is suitable. Conducted by a licensed agency or the department of social or human services, this process also involves a complete background check of the petitioner, interviews with the family, a collection of reference letters, and psychological evaluations. Our attorneys can help you effectively navigate this process and ensure you know what to expect.
Consult Our Adoption Attorneys
No matter how you choose to grow your family, Gimbel, Reilly, Guerin & Brown, LLP can help. Our attorneys offer the experienced and effective assistance you need to complete the adoption process. We stand by your side, from start to finish, and pursue the positive outcome your family deserves. Contact us at 414-271-1440 and schedule your initial consultation in the Milwaukee area. We also serve clients in Waukesha, Green Bay, Racine, and Shorewood.