Maryland Adoption Services
If you are considering adopting a child and are seeking adoption services in Annapolis, Maryland, we can help. Just complete the short form on this page and take the first steps.
Helping families grow through adoption
While each and every adoption marks a significant change in the life of those involved, it can also be a confusing time. If you are involved in an adoption of any type as either a birth parent or an adoptive parent, choosing a local, Maryland based law firm that knows and understand Maryland adoptions will help you ensure that the process goes smoothly and your interests are protected. The Rodriguez-Nanney Law Firm in Annapolis provides extensive adoption services to all of our clients in the Maryland area.
Open and closed adoptions
As either a birth parent or an adoptive, it is important to decide if you are interested in an open or closed adoption before you make any major decisions in this process because both types are options in this state. In a closed adoption, adoptive parents may not know much about the birth parents, and birth parents have limited contact with the child after the adoption is finalized.
However, in an open adoption, the birth parents and the adoptive parents are informed about one another and may reach an agreement about how much contact will be permitted between the child and the birth parents after the adoption is complete.
Both birth mothers and birth fathers have rights in the state of Maryland regarding their child. If the birth father is aware of his child and the pending adoption, he must also choose to surrender his parental rights. For this reason, it is important to hire an attorney who will help you understand the implications of Maryland laws regarding birth fathers as you enter the adoptive process.
Whether adoptive parents are working alone or through an agency, they may need the help of someone who understands this process and all of the laws, both federal and state, that affect the transfer of parental rights from birth parents to adoptive ones.
Finally, the Rodriguez-Nanney Law Firm in Annapolis offers adoptive services to parents who have adopted their child from another country. While they may have completed the adoption in the child’s native country, there are specific steps that must be taken to validate the adoption in the United States and to establish the child’s citizenship in this country.
Our Service Areas
The Law Firm of Annapolis has our primary offices in Annapolis. However we serve residents throughout the greater Maryland area. Other cities and towns we serve include:
- Severna Park
- Anne Arundel County
Contact Us Today
Whatever your needs, the Rodriguez-Nanney Law Firm in Annapolis provides the adoption services you need in Maryland. Contact us today for more information!