Every child deserves a stable family, full of love and joy. Sometimes, adoption is the only way to make that happen.
Maybe you’re a pregnant mother who is desperate to give the baby inside you the best possible life—even if it’s not a life with you. Or you’re a parent who’s looking to adopt, and you want nothing more than to sacrifice for that one boy or girl who needs your love.
Either way, you want to give a child a home. And, you need a highly qualified attorney who knows adoption law and understands the emotional toll it can take on everyone involved. Schedule a meeting with me, and I’ll help you avoid the bumps and legal pitfalls that add heartbreak to an already emotional situation.
“I want to make the adoption process as easy for you as I can—because one of the greatest joys in my life is to help birth mothers provide loving and secure families for their babies through adoption.”
-GREGORY K. NORTHCUTT, ATTORNEY AT LAW
The Adoption Process
Adoption doesn’t have to be as complicated as you may have heard, and the birth mother gets to decide the nature of her relationship with the adoptive parents. Think about the process in terms of:
1) Before the Birth
The birth mother often uses this period to choose a family for her baby. And if time permits, she also may build a relationship with the adoptive parents. Generally, adoptive parents spend this time meeting with an agency social worker and completing their home study.
The birth mother delivers the baby, and I make legal arrangements allowing the adoptive parents to take the baby home from the hospital. In most cases, the birth mother signs additional documents within a week of delivery, completing her active portion of the adoption.
3) After the Birth
Once the baby is born, the birth mother goes home to begin the healing process. The adoptive parents start raising their new infant. And, I take care of the last legal details before finalizing the adoption. This final legal process normally takes 60 to 90 days after the birth unless complications cause delays. Meanwhile, if the birth parents and adoptive parents desire, they also may navigate a new relationship centered around the child they all love.
Meet with Me
If you’re a birth mother, we can meet at your convenience for a free consultation. There, we’ll talk more about how to find a family for your baby. If you would like to know more about becoming an adoptive parent, call me today and schedule a meeting.