PRIVATE PLACEMENT ADOPTION

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Private placement adoption has become the most common type of infant adoption in the country.  A private placement adoption is one in which a birthmother chooses the parents who will adopt her child.



Thousands of private placement adoptions occur every year in the United States.  While most of these adoptions are completed successfully, a private placement adoption is a delicate process that must be handled with compassion and sensitivity.
The emotional toll exacted by a private placement adoption can be overwhelming for both adopting parents and birthparents.  While adopting parents are anxious to locate a birthmother and be chosen as parents for a newborn child, birthmothers are often struggling with whether or not to place their child for adoption at all.  This can often lead to dashed hopes and frustrated expectations on everybody's part.  It is not unusual for a birthmother to change her mind regarding an adoption plan, and the impact of being chosen and then "unchosen," sometimes more than once, can be devastating for adopting parents.



A good adoption attorney can serve as a vital partner in helping to ensure that your private placement adoption is a successful one, with as few complications along the way as possible.  At the same time, a good adoption attorney will protect the integrity of your adoption by ensuring that all legal requirements have been met by everyone involved, that no one has cut any legal or ethical corners, that everybody understands the adoption procedures and their consequences, and that nobody is rushed or pressured to give up rights or to take on obligations that they are unsure about.



As your full-service Private Placement Adoption law firm, the Adoption Law Center of Northern Virginia will:


     Review Adoption Options Available to Your Family


     Provide an Overview of the Adoption Process and Anticipated Timelines


     Help You Formulate an Adoption Plan to Build Your Family


     Provide Guidance on Creating Your Parent Profile


     Coordinate and Prepare You For Your Home Study


     Address Any Issues That Arise During Your Home Study


     Provide Advice on Implementing Your Own Birthmother Search


     Help You Prepare For Meeting Birthmothers


     Prepare You For and Oversee the Hospital Process, Including Medical
      Authorizations, Health Care Powers of Attorney, and Obtaining Physical
      Custody of Your Child


     Ensure Proper Termination of Birthfather's Parental Rights


     Draft, File, and Litigate Birthmother's Consent To Adoption, Petition for
      Termination of Parental Rights, and Petition for Legal Custody of Your Child


     Complete Interstate Compact Procedures for Interstate Adoptions


     Help You Retain Out-of-State Counsel for Interstate Adoptions


     Draft, File, and Litigate Your Petition for Adoption


     Help You Navigate Period of Post-Placement Supervision


     Complete In-Court Finalization of Your Petition for Adoption


     Obtain Name Change and Amended Birth Certificates for Your Child


     Draft a New Will or Modify Your Existing Will to Add Your Child


     Address Any Post-Adoption Issues




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