Adoption is a joyous event in the life of many Kansas families. At Schwartz & Park, L.L.P., we take pride in helping families grow through the process of adoption. Because an adoption creates new legal relationships and severs others, Kansas law requires the observation of many formalities, such as home studies, to ensure that a proposed adoption is truly in the best interests of the child. We work with clients, agencies, and other parties to make sure adoption is a positive experience for all.
Types of Adoption in Kansas
Families come to the process of adoption in many different ways. Some prospective parents choose adoption because they are unable to, or choose not to, conceive a biological child. Often, adoption legally formalizes an existing family, such as where a stepparent adopts a stepchild, or where a foster parent adopts a foster child. Schwartz & Park, L.L.P. helps Northwest Kansas families with all types of adoptions and adoption-related services, including:
- Agency adoptions
- Private adoptions
- Independent adoptions
- Stepparent adoptions
- Interstate adoptions
- Adoptions by non-traditional families, including same-sex parents
- Adoptions from foster care
- Contested adoptions
- Services to birth mothers
Skilled Kansas Adoption Attorneys
Adoption is an exciting process, but it can also be filled with anxiety for adoptive parents and birth parents alike. Schwartz & Park, L.L.P. has the in-depth knowledge of Kansas family and adoption law to answer clients' questions and guide them through an unfamiliar process. We strive to be readily accessible to our clients and responsive to their concerns throughout the adoption process. Equally important, we are meticulous in our attention to detail regarding all adoption documents, to prevent unnecessary delays in the process so the adoption goes as smoothly as possible.
If you are contemplating adoption in Kansas or thinking about surrendering a child for adoption, we invite you to contact our office at (785) 625-0024 or via our online contact form. We look forward to working with you.