The family law attorneys at Harrison & Johnston know what adoption means for new parents and their child and work tirelessly to make the process of creating a new family go as smoothly as possible.
Adopting a child can be a profoundly exciting and rewarding experience. But it can also be confusing and stressful, even when all goes right. If unexpected hurdles arise, overcoming them can be a complicated and emotionally draining process.
Whether you are a couple looking to adopt a baby, a stepparent wanting to make their new family complete, or a grandparent or other relative who wants or needs to assume the responsibilities of parenthood, we can help. At Harrison & Johnston, we understand that family is everything. Our job is to leverage our legal experience and personal commitment to bring new Shenandoah Valley families together when adoption is their path for doing so.
Providing Clarity and Guidance To Help Build New Families
While adoption may be an act of love, it is also one that involves policies, procedures, and legal requirements that can seem confusing and overwhelming to adoptive and biological parents alike. Our attorneys bring clarity to the process, working closely with prospective parents to inform them of how the system works, what they can do to facilitate a smooth and trouble-free adoption, and what to expect going forward.
Our attorneys work with clients in the Shenandoah Valley and Loudoun County who come to the adoption process under a wide range of circumstances. We handle all types of adoptions, including:
- Parental placement adoptions
- Agency adoptions
- Stepparent adoptions
- Close relative (including grandparent) adoptions
- Foster parent adoptions
- Adult adoptions
- Contested adoptions