Adoption Legal Faqs

π€πƒπŽππ“πˆπŽπ: πΏπ‘’π‘”π‘Žπ‘™ 𝐹𝐴𝑄𝑆

Adoption is a rewarding process, though not everyone is familiar with how the legal process works. The following are some frequently asked questions we hear about adoption in New Jersey. For concerns regarding your specific situation, please contact our Morristown adoption attorneys directly.

π‘Šβ„Žπ‘œ πΆπ‘Žπ‘› π΄π‘‘π‘œπ‘π‘‘?
Anyone who is age 18 or older can adopt, if they meet specific requirements and are 10 years older than the adoptive child. This includes stepparents, grandparents, and strangers who are matched with a birth mother.

π‘Šπ‘–π‘™π‘™ π‘‘β„Žπ‘’ π΄π‘‘π‘œπ‘π‘‘π‘–π‘œπ‘› 𝑏𝑒 𝑂𝑝𝑒𝑛 π‘œπ‘Ÿ πΆπ‘™π‘œπ‘ π‘’π‘‘?
You can choose which type of adoption you want and seek a birth parent who wants the same type. The amount of contact after the adoption with be set in the legal agreement that is enforced by New Jersey courts.

π‘Šβ„Žπ‘Žπ‘‘ π‘Žπ‘Ÿπ‘’ π‘†π‘œπ‘šπ‘’ π‘…π‘’π‘žπ‘’π‘–π‘Ÿπ‘’π‘šπ‘’π‘›π‘‘π‘  π‘“π‘œπ‘Ÿ 𝑀𝑒 π‘‘π‘œ π΄π‘‘π‘œπ‘π‘‘?
For you to be approved as an adoptive parent, you likely will have to be subject to the following:
● A home study by the State of New Jersey or an approved agency
● Interviews with everyone living in your home
● Medical evaluations
● Verification of your employment and income
● Criminal background check
● Review of your references

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Adoption is a legal process that you must initiate with a petition for adoption to the proper court. There will generally be a hearing at which the court terminates the parental rights of the biological parent. Then, a few months later, you will need to return to court for the adoption to be finalized.

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Adoption can be a confusing process, the law firm of Eveland & Foster, LLC, helps clients grow their families through adoption in New Jersey. Call 973-285-3173 or contact us online to learn more.

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