Maryland Adoption Attorneys
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Helping families grow through adoption
Individuals who are involved in the adoption process are at a very important and exciting time in their life. Expanding one’s family through adoption or choosing to place one’s child into an adoption is a life-changing decision that can be confusing without advice from a trusted source.
Whether you are an adoptive parent, birth parent, or agency facilitating an adoption, the Law Firm of Annapolis can provide guidance as your Maryland adoption attorney to help this process go as smoothly as possible for all parties involved.
Importance of a qualified adoption attorney
If you are involved in the process of an adoption, it is a good idea to seek local, Maryland based legal counsel regardless of your role. Both birth parents and adoptive parents should have a lawyer who can explain the process to them as well as their rights before, during, and after the adoption occurs. Your lawyer represents your interests and your rights, which is why the adoptive and birth parents should have separate representation to ensure that there is no conflict of interest for the lawyer involved.
Independent and agency adoptions
In Maryland, adoptions can be either independent or conducted through an agency. Independent adoptions occur when birth parents place their child into an adoption with the adoptive parents without a third party’s involvement. The circuit court which handles all adoptions is the only authority involved besides the two parents. For these adoptions, both parties are generally represented by separate adoption attorneys who can help file the appropriate paperwork and otherwise facilitate the process.
In an agency adoption, an agency of some sort facilitates the adoption, working with both birth parents and adoptive parents. While it is not necessary to have an attorney when working with an agency, it is a good idea to bring a lawyer who represents your interests into this important proceeding.
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
Since opening its doors in 1998, the Rodriguez-Nanney Law Firm in Annapolis has worked to provide a personal level of service to each of our clients as we help them navigate the adoption process. Contact the qualified Maryland adoption attorneys at Rodriguez-Nanney Law Firm today!