Adoptions: Helping Families Achieve Their Dreams
At Wiegandt & Doubles, P.C., helping families in Southwest Virginia come together through adoption is one of the most positive stories Malcolm “Mac” McLeod Doubles gets to be a part of. I take pride and enjoyment in helping couples, stepparents, grandparents and others navigate the complexities of the adoption process to give children a happy, healthy and loving home.
I Help You Avoid Obstacles During Adoption
When it comes to adoptions, there are numerous aspects to the process that can vary depending on the type of adoption you’re pursuing, e.g., an agency adoption as opposed to a grandparent adopting his or her grandchild.
Below are some of the most common types of adoption proceedings I handle:
- Stepparent adoptions
- Grandparent adoptions
- Adoptions involving other family members (aunts, uncles, etc.)
- Same-sex couple adoptions
- Agency adoptions
- Private adoptions
There may be a background check and potentially a home visit to determine if you can provide suitable living conditions for the child. In some cases, a biological parent may be in the picture who will try to disrupt the adoption. Before the adoption can be completed, the biological parents’ parental rights will need to be legally terminated.
Regardless of the circumstances, I will explain what to expect and provide you with the resources you need so you can focus on preparing yourself and your home for your newest addition. With more than 30 years of legal experience I, Mac Doubles, will share my insights with you while taking appropriate steps to complete your adoption promptly.
As your lawyer, my goal is to see that you are being treated fairly and that the best interests of the child are being accounted for.
Ready To Take The Next Step? Give Me A Call.
Whether you and your partner are considering adopting a child, or you are a grandparent or stepparent looking to bring a child in your family under your care, give me a call at Wiegandt & Doubles, P.C. to learn more about your options and how I can help you through the process.
Call me at 540-254-0172 or complete my online contact form to schedule a consultation at my Fincastle law office. I offer flexible appointment scheduling and work with clients throughout Botetourt County and the surrounding Virginia communities. If you live outside the region, I can work with you via phone, email and Skype or Zoom.