Assistance in Adoption
The law office of Michael J. Stein, Attorney at Law, represents adoptive parents and birth mothers through the adoption process in New Jersey. With more than 10 years of family law experience, Moorestown and Mount Holly adoption attorney Michael J. Stein understands that clients come from unique backgrounds and with each client comes a new story.
While some clients are embarking on a new journey that expands their family, other clients are dealing with an emotionally strenuous decision to place a grandchild’s interests before the interests of their own child. Our South Jersey law firm is dedicated to assessing your situation with compassion and diligence as we guide you through the adoption process.
Helping You Grow Your Family Through Adoption
Family law attorney Michael J. Stein handles all types of adoption cases on behalf of clients in South Jersey, including:
- Stepparent adoptions: When a parent remarries and the child’s other biological parent is not involved in the child’s life, a stepparent adoption can provide legal rights that benefit both the stepparent and the child. We also handle second-parent adoptions and domestic partner adoptions.
- Grandparent and family adoptions: In the unfortunate situation where a court deems a child’s biological parents are unfit — and the court takes additional steps to terminate the parental rights of the biological parents — a grandparent or other family member known to the child may step forward to care for the child. We assist clients in grandparent adoptions and other relative adoptions.
- Private adoptions: The addition of a child to your family can be a blissful experience, particularly for adoptive parents incapable of natural conception. We represent same-sex couples, heterosexual couples, and single parents in private adoptions (adoptions where an adoption agency is not utilized) in New Jersey.
- International adoptions: We assist adoptive parents who are adopting a child from another country. We strive to minimize the stress and uncertainty of the international adoption process.
In working with an experienced adoption attorney, you can have confidence that your adoption will be legally sound — allowing you to focus on your family’s new beginning.
Schedule a Free Consultation: 856-291-0549
If you have questions about the adoption process, schedule a free initial consultation with a family lawyer. Contact us in Mount Holly or Moorestown to schedule your free initial consultation. We offer evening and weekend consultations by appointment and accept credit cards.