The path to adopting a child is a joyful one, but it is also laden with complex requirements, waiting, and questions. For parents making the choice to surrender a child for adoption, the process is a time of careful deliberation and mixed emotions as they consider this decision. Adoption is a life-changing process. Our goal is to make it a positive one for all involved, as well.
Our firm represents both adoptive parents and birth parents. We are aware that most people who are adopting a child, or surrendering a child for adoption, have not been through the process before. We take the time to explain clearly to our clients how the adoption process works, their obligations and rights, and what they may be able to expect. Our attorneys are ever-mindful of the needs of our clients, and offer them compassionate and supportive guidance as they travel the road to adoption.
We offer assistance with most types of adoption, including:
- Private adoption
- Agency-assisted adoption
- Open adoption
- Interstate adoption
- International adoption
- Contested adoption
- Step-parent adoption
- Grandparent adoption
- Second-parent adoption or co-adoption
- Adoption through the foster care system
- Guardianship for children
Call our office in Cedar Rapids at (319) 366-1000 to schedule your initial consultation and learn how we can help.