Adoption can be an incredibly wonderful experience for prospective parents. The formal process of adoption transfers legal rights and responsibilities from biological parents to the adoptive parents, but this process can be complicated. At Knutson + Casey, our Mankato adoption attorneys are ready to step in and help you with your case. We know how important adoption can be for completing a family and giving a wonderful, loving home to a child in need. Contact us today to get started.
When you were beginning the adoption process, you need an attorney by your side that has extensive experience handling these matters. Let Knutson + Casey stand by your side today.
There are various options available to those who wish to adopt a child in Minnesota. This can include:
While adoption can be incredibly fulfilling, there are significant state and federal regulations that all adoptions must follow as well as related adoption proceedings. This can include adoptions that involve the:
There is a significant amount of paperwork involved in any adoption, regardless of what option you choose. The adoption process will also include an in-depth home study and many interviews with social service agencies involved. This process can seem incredibly invasive and take some time, but it is done so to ensure that a child’s needs will be met at their new home.
It is necessary for a birth parent(s) to terminate their parental rights, which can be complicated. While this may not be a problem when working with adoption agencies, there are often roadblocks involved when adopting a related child or when a stepparent wants to adopt their stepchild.
If you are considering going through the adoption process to grow your family, let us extend our congratulations. This is an incredibly exciting time in your life. However, the team at Knutson + Casey understands that this process can be complicated. Adoption is a life-changing event, and we want to help you make sure that the process is carried out correctly so that the adoption is sound and legal. To learn more about how you can adopt a child, you can contact us for a free consultation online or by calling (507) 344-8888.