Independent Placement Adoption

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Independent Placement Adoption

For prospective parents looking to adopt a child, there are multiple options to consider in St. Louis, Missouri

While many clients are familiar with agency adoptions and adopting a child from foster care, a lesser known route a couple may take is an independent placement adoption, also called a private adoption.

An independent placement adoption (private adoption) is when the adoptive parents seek out a specific couple having a baby and organize an adoption directly with these birth parents.  Because an agency or state organization is not directly involved to facilitate the independent adoption, it is very important to consider hiring a family lawyer to help iron out the details. Even though your relationship with the birth parents might be more established than if you were finding the birth parents through an agency, it is still necessary to fill out the proper paperwork.

A St. Louis family lawyer can help clients work through the details of a private adoption and make sure that the parties are on the same page

This includes the numerous legal details that the two sets of parents must consider when drawing up the paperwork.

For questions about private adoptions, be sure to contact the St. Louis, Missouri family lawyers at Bardol Law Firm, LLC.