There are many wellrespected adoption agencies in South Carolina that are available to make infant adoptive placements with adoptive parents. If adopting through one of these agencies, our law firm is available to consult with adoptive parents
We are committed to offering zealous legal representation to all adoptive parents who are home study approved and are committed to offering a loving home for a child, regardless of the parent’s sexual identity or orientation (see discussion of secondparent adoption).
There are times when it is appropriate for a second parent to adopt a child. In a second parent adoption, unless the court order states otherwise, the parental rights of the non-adopting parent are not affected. Even so, a second-parent adoption has significant legal
Most adoptions are uncontested, where birth parents voluntarily relinquish their rights to adoptive parents or do not contest the transfer of rights from a birth parent to an adoptive parent.Some adoptions are anticipated to be voluntary and uncontested and yet,
At times, the litigants in a contested adoption are not satisfied with the decision of the trial court and one side or the other appeals the case to the South Carolina Court of Appeals or the Supreme Court of South Carolina. Our firm has a proud record of advocacy, having been a counsel of record for 17 published appellate decisions.
SPECIAL NEEDS ADOPTIONS
Our law firm is experienced with handling a wide range of special needs adoptions. To a person unfamiliar with adoption law and practice, the term “special needs child” might conjure up the image of a severely disabled child with significant mental, emotional,
Our law firm is available to represent adopting parents in interstate adoptions. An interstate adoption may be where the adopting parents are in South Carolina and the child is present in another state;an interstate adoption may also be where a child is present in South Carolina
The adoption statute allows a step-parent to adopt a child without changing the child’s legal relationship with the biological parent. Therefore, in a step-parent adoption, unless the court order states otherwise,parental rights of the non-adopting spouse are not affected.
Our law firm is privileged to represent many foster parents in their desire to advocate for a child’s best interest.In most circumstances, foster parents have the statutory right to bring an action for termination of parental rights against the birth parents.
The adoption statute allows a relative of a child, often grandparents, aunts, uncles or other relatives to adopt a child while dispensing with many of the formalities and requirements of other adoptions.For instance, no accounting of disbursements is required to be
The term “international adoption” denotes both incoming cases (where the child’s country of
origin is different than the United States and is placed in the United States)and outgoing cases (where the child’s country of origin is the United States and the child is being placed in another