Helping Families Grow Through Adoption
In what is commonly considered the most joyous occasion in family law, our firm offers representation and legal advice in adoption. We are proud to be a part of uniting loving parents with children in need. While maintaining offices in Everett, we regularly assist clients with a wide range of legal dilemmas in other communities throughout the state of Washington.
Navigating The Adoption Process Can Be A Joyful Event For Your Family
This process is full of positive energy and most likely will end with an exciting resolution. However, it is important to remember that the process is complex and can be rather lengthy. A knowledgeable adoption lawyer can examine your situation and provide helpful legal advice about the process itself and any obstacles you might face.
Types Of Adoption We Handle
Adoption, as a practice area, can typically be broken down into two separate categories:
- Stepparent adoption occurs when a single parent marries. The new spouse has the opportunity to adopt the child.
- Third-party adoption is the phrase used to describe adoption from a third party, such as an agency. International adoption falls into the category of third-party adoption.
In stepparent adoption, the main obstacle typically lies in the termination of parental rights from the biological parent. Our firm has extensive experience guiding clients through this emotionally charged situation with professionalism, confidentiality and a dedication to prompt communication.
We Are Ready To Serve You
When you are seeking a new addition to your family or are attempting to combine families from previous marriages, it is important to seek the counsel of an experienced family law attorney. If you would like to speak with a member of Cogdill Nichols Rein Wartelle Andrews about the adoption process, or have any other questions about our practice, please reach out to us using the form on this website.