Third-party adoptions are just one of the many types of adoptions our law firm handles. When families turn to us to help with their adoption, they often have many questions about third-party adoptions. Here are some of the most common questions we receive about third-party adoptions and their answers.
What is a third-party adoption?
A third-party adoption is a type of adoption that occurs when the adoptive parents are not related to the child either by marriage or blood.
How do third-party adoptions work?
As the adoptive parents, you work with an agency or another party to find a child available for adoption. Then, we help you complete the legal process of adopting the child, which may involve receiving consent from the child’s biological parents, completing a home study, and going through a court hearing.
What are the requirements for a third-party adoption?
These vary depending on the state where the adoption will take place. Generally speaking, however, you must be at least 18 and meet certain financial and other criteria to move forward with a third-party adoption.
How long does a third-party adoption take?
The length of the third-party adoption process varies depending on many factors. These include the availability of the children, the legal requirements of the process, and how long it takes to complete the legal process.
If you have any questions about third-party adoptions, we would be happy to answer them. Contact us today to set up a consultation with our law firm.