Whether you adopt a child within your state or from another country, the process is governed by corresponding laws and regulations. And while the regulations and standards for adoption vary greatly from one country to another, each state in the U.S. also has its own slight variations in how adoptions are conducted.
In Illinois, “adoption laws state that any child, any adult residing in the adoptive home for two years, and any relative may be adopted. In order to adopt in Illinois, the adoptive parent must establish residency in the state for at least six months unless waived by the court.”
As many areas of adoption are complex — especially in regard to surrogacy — contacting a lawyer or attorney can be a tremendous help. The Law Office of Paul M. Marriett provides the most compassionate and professional legal advice to individuals seeking to build their families through adoption, surrogacy or other methods.
Serving adoption clients in Rockford, Loves Park, Machesney Park, Rockton, Roscoe, Freeport, Winnebago County and the surrounding Illinois communities, the Law Office of Paul M. Marriett advises clients of their rights and options in adoptions and keeps them informed of any relevant changes to pertinent laws and legislation. With constant updates from their skilled family lawyer, families facing adoption-related matters can have more confidence when making perhaps the biggest decision of their lives.
The adoption process can be an emotional and vulnerable time for adoptive parents, birth parents and all parties involved. The Law Office of Paul M. Marriett is sensitive to the many issues and complexities inherent in the process. As such, we make every effort to personally answer clients’ calls in a timely fashion, and our team is accessible during and after regular business hours. We also are there to listen and provide referrals for additional resources as needed.
Contact a Lawyer Regarding Your Adoption Questions
For a free consultation to discuss adoption or related issues, call the Law Office of Paul M. Marriett at (815) 391-0089 to set up an appointment, or contact us securely through the form on this page. We are a Rockford, Illinois-based law firm, but can and will travel for clients outside of our immediate coverage area.