Building Families Through Adoption for Over 30 Years

Month: December 2016

Attorneys in Interstate Adoptions

If a child is being placed across state lines, then another attorney will be necessary.  All fifty states and the District of Columbia have adopted the Interstate Compact on the Placement of Children.  Among the requirements of that law is a provision which...

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The Guardian Ad Litem

The law requires that an attorney be appointed by the court to serve as guardian ad litem for the child.  This attorney's job is to investigate and report to the court whether the adoption is in the best interests of the child.  This requires the guardain to...

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Counsel for the Birth Parents

Virginia does not require that an attorney be retained to represent the birth parents.  It is not unusual for a parental placement adoption to proceed without one.  It is recommended, however, that the adoptive parents retain an attorney to represent the...

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