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: