Whether you are considering a third-party adoption, kinship adoption or step-parent adoption, our adoption attorneys at Marsh Law in Erie, PA, can help.
While the finalization of an adoption is an exciting and joyous occasion, the road to a final adoption hearing can be long and frustrating. Adoptions are difficult and complicated legal proceedings. A variety of legal and administrative obstacles must be cleared prior to an adoption taking place. Adoptions can be complicated by: the absence of a parent, the non-consent of a parent, the presence of child welfare agencies, the background of the adopting parents, and other issues.
It is vital that families seeking to adopt use an attorney experienced in Pennsylvania adoption law, as the Pennsylvania Adoption Act requires specific procedures to be followed and documents to be filed. Marsh Law provides experienced and knowledgeable legal representation for families seeking to adopt a child.
The primary types of adoption in Pennsylvania include:
By law in Pennsylvania, any individual can become an adopting parent. This means that a single person, a married couple, or an unmarried couple – including heterosexual, gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgendered couples – can adopt.
It is important to note that:
If you are interested in pursuing an adoption, please contact Marsh Law today to set up an appointment with one of our attorneys.