Adoption Attorney in Wisconsin

Adoption Attorneys in WisconsinAdoption is a legally recognized way of forming a family. In adoption cases, natural parents transfer all their parental rights and responsibilities to adoptive parents. In adoptions, adoptive parents accept all the challenges, rights and responsibilities of parenthood.

Adoption Processes

  • Agency adoptions
  • Blood-relative adoptions
  • Closed adoptions
  • Domestic adoptions
  • Independent adoptions
  • International adoptions
  • Open adoptions
  • Private-placement adoptions
  • Stepparent adoptions
  • Surrogacy-related adoptions

Advantages and Disadvantages to the Various Processes

Each type of adoption process has its advantages and disadvantages. Using an agency can be beneficial because agencies are in the business of locating children and matching them with parents. They are familiar with the numerous requirements that can be overwhelming to prospective parents. Agencies can also provide counseling and other support services for birth parents and adoptive parents. Unfortunately, agency adoptions can have long wait lists. Independent adoptions, on the other hand, allow both adoptive and birth parents more control over the adoption process. Both parties may have a greater ability to “select” one another and allow prospective parents to bypass the agency’s criteria and shorten the waiting time. With independent adoptions, however, counseling and other services are generally not provided.

Hire an Adoption Attorney to Help You Bring Your Family Together

The adoption process can be a maze of legal twists and turns. At Doar, Drill & Skow, we know what it takes to navigate the adoption process quickly and efficiently so that you can bring your new family together as quickly as possible. For a no obligation consultation with one of our family law attorneys at Doar, Drill & Skow, call 877-362-7529 toll free or contact us online. Located in New Richmond, we serve clients throughout western Wisconsin.