LGBT Adoptions & Alternative Reproduction
Giampolo Law Group acknowledges that successful LGBT Adoptions & Alternative Reproduction have three basic phases:
- Finding a match
- The legal process
- Emotional adjustments
All three phases are individually complicated and we will guide you through the entire adoption process, which may include any of the following:
- Private licensed adoption agency finalizations
- Public agency finalizations
- Independent (or private) adoptions
- Interstate adoptions, both independent and agency
- Stepparent adoptions
- International adoptions
- Opening adoption records
- Embryo adoptions
- Assistance in obtaining home-study services
- Single parent adoptions
- Relative adoptions
- Termination of parental rights
Whether it’s in the United States or around the world, bringing new families together is a rewarding part of Giampolo Law Group’s LGBT practice. We want our LGBT clients to focus on the enjoyment of growing their family without worrying about the complex, procedural hurdles of a same-sex adoption.
Giampolo Law Group will coordinate all parties, court and state agencies, as well as identify opportunities to expedite the process to save our clients both time and money. Giampolo Law Group possesses in-depth knowledge of the Hague Convention on Protection of Children as well as federal and state statutes on adoptions, which makes navigating the snarls of LGBT international adoptions that much easier.
Moreover, Giampolo Law Group is adept at dealing with complex jurisdictional differences, and possesses the cultural sensitivity necessary to complete international adoptions.
While the legal process varies depending on the type of adoption, each state requires that LGBT adoptions comply with a number of legal and non-legal requirements prior to approval and finalization. Whether you are contemplating an open, domestic adoption, or a co-parent adoption of a spouse or partner’s child, Giampolo Law Group will provide you the counsel required to navigate this complex path.