PRIVATE ADOPTIONS LAWYER PROVO
In a private or independent adoption, prospective adoptive parents are advised by an adoption attorney, instead of working with an adoption agency.
In a typical independent adoption, the prospective parents take an active role in identifying a birth mother, usually by networking, advertising, or by using the Internet.
Another difference between independent and agency adoption is the method by which the birth parents give their consent to adoption. In an agency adoption, the birth parents relinquish their parental rights to an agency, and the agency, in turn, consents to an adoption by specific adoptive parents. In independent adoption, the birth parents give their consent directly to the adoptive parents.
During the course of the adoption, our firm will handle all the legal documents, negotiate payments to the birth mother, and represent you at the adoption court hearing.
Before a private adoption takes place, the adoptive parents must undergo a home study as well as a state and federal back ground check.