Joliet Adoption Lawyers
Family Law Attorneys Serving Adoptive Families in Bolingbrook and Aurora
The attorneys at the Davi Law Group are extremely proud to help are clients grow their families through the process of adoption. Our team provides adoption legal services throughout the Chicagoland area, helping clients with matters including divorce and parentage which may affect adoption proceedings. The decision to adopt is not one to be made lightly, and we are able to help you develop a comprehensive plan of action. We will remain at your side at every stage of the process, provide useful resources, and work hard to offer you and your family the peace of mind you deserve.
In the state of Illinois, the legal provisions regarding adoption are contained in the Adoption Act, which sets forth the necessary requirements for adoption. An individual of legal age, of good reputation, and who meets the residency criteria may be eligible to adopt a child. At the Davi Law Group, we possess an intimate working knowledge of the law’s requirements and can help you realistically identify the suitability of adoption for your family’s situation.
Based on that determination, our attorneys will draft a petition outlining your intent to pursue the adoption. In most cases, a child is eligible to be adopted if his or her parents have voluntarily relinquished parental rights or had them terminated by court action. Although the process can be very complicated, we will make every effort to minimize the difficulties and to make the entire endeavor as stress-free as possible. Adding to your family should be an enjoyable experience and will work to keep it that way.
Types of Adoption
There are a number of ways in which an Illinois family may choose to grow through adoption. The process may be handled privately or through an agency like the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS). You and your family may wish to pursue:
- Infant adoptions;
- Related adoption, including stepparent and grandparent adoption;
- Adult adoption for inheritance or legacy purposes;
- Second-parent adoptions; and
- Contested adoptions.
In addition to regulations provided by the state, individual counties also maintain strict guidelines regarding adoption. At the Davi Law Group, we will ensure that you are prepared for the process and are aware of what lies ahead. Adoption can provide a child with a lifetime of privileges and opportunities along with the same rights as a biological child, including child support and inheritance rights. Put our experience to work for you.
Help for Your Will County Adoption
If you have questions about the adoption process in Illinois, contact the Davi Law Group at 815-582-4901. We offer a no-charge introductory consultation during which you will be able to meet our team and receive an honest assessment of your legal concerns. When you are ready to grow your family through adoption, we can provide the responsible representation you deserve. With five convenient office locations, we are proud to serve clients throughout Will County and the rest of the greater Chicago region.