Let a Moen Sheehan Meyer Family Attorney Give You Options
We have had the privilege of assisting in numerous adoption cases and we greatly cherish the opportunity to expand loving families through this process. No matter the type of adoption you are seeking, our adoption lawyers can explain the process and provide support and guidance throughout this process. Contact us for a consultation with an experienced family law attorney who can set clear expectations and let you know what to anticipate in the days ahead.
Adoption is the means through which the law sanctions the knitting together of lives through family bonds that last a lifetime. Our family attorneys understand Wisconsin adoptions laws, and we use our experience to help find the right child for you.
Adoption is a legal procedure in which an individual or couple forms a family by taking on parental rights and responsibilities for a child. Adoptions can be open (meaning you meet the birth parent) or closed (meaning you do not get to meet the birth parents), and take place with an agency or through independent willing parties. We also assist with international adoptions, a choice that is increasingly common, with over 20,000 such adoptions taking place each year.
Particularly in independent adoptions and international adoptions, an attorney can help you navigate any twist and turns, make sure you and the birth mother are comfortable each step of the way and verify that you meet all legal requirements. If you choose to have a surrogate mother bear a child for you because of infertility, you will need an attorney to protect you and your baby through that process as well.
Stepparent and Foster Parent Adoptions
We can help if you have married someone who has children and you would like to make them legally related to you through adoption. Because you will be merging families, this type of adoption has intricate legal requirements. A Court must recognize that the adoption is in the best interest of the child. We know what courts look for in these cases and can help you present your case in an effective way so that your adoption is approved by a Court.
Additionally, foster parents have a legal right to object to a foster child being placed elsewhere after the foster parents have had custody for six months. If you would like to make your foster child a permanent member of your family, we can help.
Our attorneys can provide a wealth of experience regarding adoption and we want you to have realistic expectations based on facts. Adoption is an exciting and delicate process, and we are the law firm for the families that pursue it. We can arrange for meeting with the birth mother, answer your questions, and ensure that all parties involved are comfortable from beginning to end.
Our firm is happy to help in uniting children with families who will love and provide for them.