St. Paul Adoption Attorney

When people are adding to their family via adoption, there are many issues to take into account. It is crucial that adoption issues are handled properly the first time so that they do not have to be revisited in the future. As an experienced family law attorney, I welcome cases involving families that are pursuing an adoption for any number of reasons.

Many families in St. Paul may exist as a family unit for all practical purposes, but not from a legal standpoint. If parents have divorced and remarried, and children from the first marriage live in the household full time, having the stepparent legally adopt those children may be in everyone's best interests.

Make Sure Your Adoption Is Done Properly

There are often many steps that need to be completed for stepparents to adopt a child. I am experienced with coordinating the legal component of an adoption with the other components involved in the process, including the necessary home placement studies.

Other means of adoption, such as going through an adoption agency, also require my services as a lawyer. While adoption agencies can be useful in placing a child with a family, they do not provide legal advice. I can help you work with an agency to make sure that your adoption is handled smoothly, and let you concentrate on what's important to you: your family.

Please contact me today if you have questions about how I can help you with an adoption. I can be reached at 651-447-7069, or you can contact me online through my contact form.