Helping You Grow Your Family Through Adoption
The decision to grow your family through adoption is admirable. It should be celebrated, and it is one of the most joyous legal processes people ever engage in. However, the adoption process can be lengthy, stressful and quite complicated. Having an experienced family law attorney on your side can make all the difference.
At the Buffalo, New York, Patrick M. Noe, Jr., Attorney at Law, we help people navigate every step of the adoption process successfully. Serving Buffalo and all of western New York state, our goal is to help you formally cement the bonds of your family. Contact us today to learn more during a free phone consultation by contacting us online or calling us at 716-803-8741.
We Help With Every Step Of The Process
Patrick M. Noe, Jr., is a Buffalo, New York, adoption lawyer with more than 20 years of experience handling family law matters with compassion and diligence. He can help you with any type of adoption you are seeking, such as:
- Stepparent adoptions
- Adopting foster children
- Closed adoptions
- Open adoptions
- Same-sex couple adoptions
- Adoptions through agencies
- International adoptions
Not only will we help you with all of the paperwork, including preparing and filing adoption applications, but we will thoroughly prepare you for any home-study processes that you and your family will be subjected to as part of the evaluation process. We can also help you apply for adoption and medical subsidies that may be offered through your employer or other public, private, state or federal entities.
We will also go through every aspect of the adoption hearing with you before the court date, and we will proudly stand by your side as the adoption is finalized in court.
Achieving Each Family’s Adoption Goals
Every adoption is different. For instance, in many situations a stepparent will want to adopt his or her partner’s children, but this does require the terminating of parental rights of the child’s other biological parent. It is ideal to have the child’s biological parent terminate their parental rights voluntarily, but this can also be done in courts even if the biological parent cannot be located. We can help you with this process, including all necessary court appearances and arguments for this petition.
There are also various benefits and reasons for pursuing different types of adoptions. The benefit of a second-parent adoption, especially for same-sex couples, is that once the adoption is finalized the child will have two legal parents. This means the “adoptive parent” will now have all of the rights similar to those as the biological parent with respect to potential custody, visitation, inheritance and other matters that may arise.
Let Us Help You Grow Your Family
We understand how important it is that everything goes right with an adoption. We put all of our skill and experience to work for those seeking to adopt to ensure that nothing gets in the way of you coming together with your adoptive child. Call 716-803-8741 or contact us online to request an appointment with our attorney.