A Trusted Guide For The Adoption Process

Adoption proceedings can be very complex, confusing and discouraging. However, adopting a child can also be one of the most rewarding processes that a person ever decides to go through.

Most of the time adoptions are facilitated by various agencies. If you are involved with one of these agencies, make sure that they are reputable and licensed. At Gillespie Law, LLC, we have represented clients in a wide variety of adoption proceedings, including, but not limited to, stepparent adoptions, refinalization of foreign adoptions, and both contested and uncontested adoption proceedings.

Adoption proceedings ordinarily have permanent legal effect and consequences. If you are considering adopting a child or if you are involved in an adoption proceeding, you should seek legal advice from our Franklin County lawyer for adoptions.

Q & A

Do I have to have the consent or agreement of both birth parents to adopt a child?

Not always. Having the consent or approval of both biological parents is always preferred and can make things simpler. However, obtaining this consent or approval is not required in order for an adoption to be approved.

If my child is adopted by another person, do I still have to pay child support?

No. Normally when a child is adopted, the adopting parents assume all rights and responsibilities for the child. This ordinarily terminates the parental rights and responsibilities of the birth parents, including, but not limited to, the responsibility to support the child and the right to have parenting time with the child.

Contact Us For Help Navigating The Adoption Process

The adoption process can be complex and confusing. We can help make the experience operate as smoothly as possible. Contact us online or call 614-602-6297. From our offices in Dublin, we provide representation for individuals throughout central Ohio.