You have made an important decision – you are ready to adopt a child. At Hildebrand Law Office, we work with you in building your family through the independent adoption process, also referred to as a private placement or non-agency adoption.
It is estimated that some 60%-70% of all domestic newborns placed for adoption nationally are placed through the independent adoption process and not through an adoption agency. We are well-versed in what steps you will need to take for a successful adoption, beginning with the background check and pre-placement report that is necessary to verify to the birth family that the prospective adoptive family is emotionally, financially and legally able to adopt a child.
When a prospective match is made with a birth family, we will assist in the necessary legal matters, including the Voluntary Surrender of Parental Rights document, which when signed and processed in court, terminates the birth family’s parental rights.