Adoption is a complex legal process. It is beneficial to seek the assistance of an experienced and knowledgeable Wisconsin adoption lawyer whether you are a stepparent seeking to adopt your spouse’s child or are interested in a private adoption. It is important to work with a competent legal team to avoid any unnecessary pitfalls and manage costs.
There are a variety of adoptions permitted in the state of Wisconsin including private or independent adoptions, agency adoptions, stepparent adoptions, relative adoptions, foster care (public) adoptions, and foreign adoptions. Those who wish to adopt may include single people or married couples, stepparents, and same sex couples who may adopt children whose parents have given up or had their parental rights terminated, children of deceased parents, or step children if the other parent is deceased, absent, or has given up parental rights.
The amount of time an adoption takes depends on the circumstances, but typically a prospective parent can expect the adoption process to take anywhere from months to a couple of years. This provides time to complete a home study, file petitions, and negotiate any details unique to your case. Costs vary depending on the type of adoption you seek. An experienced adoption attorney can help you make decisions to streamline the process and provide information needed to make adopting a child more affordable.
If you are interested in adopting a child, start the process by visiting with an experienced adoption attorney who can provide you with more information and point you to resources in the local community. If you are a step parent considering the adoption of a step child, an experienced attorney can help you understand the process, prepare and file the necessary court documents to its conclusion.
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Adopting a child is an exciting time for a family. We offer a free initial consultation to gain an understanding of your situation and to provide you with guidance so that you can decide the best course of action for your situation. The experienced Wisconsin adoption attorneys of Probst Law Offices will guide you through the adoption process. To speak with an adoption attorney call (414) 210-3135 or contact us online.