Adoptions: Helping Families Achieve Their Dreams
At Wiegandt & Doubles, helping families in Virginia come together through adoption are among the most positive stories we get to be a part of. We 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.
We 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 we handle:
- Stepparent adoptions
- Grandparent adoptions
- Adoptions involving other family members (aunts, uncles, etc.)
- Same-sex couple adoptions
- Agency adoptions
- Private adoptions
There will 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, we 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, our attorney, Mac Doubles, will share his insights with you while taking appropriate steps to complete your adoption promptly.
As your lawyers, our 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 Us 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 us a call at Wiegandt & Doubles to learn more about your options and how we can help you through the process.
Call us at 540-254-0172, toll free at 877-232-0715 or complete our online contact form to schedule a consultation at our Fincastle law office. We offer flexible appointment scheduling and work with clients throughout Botetourt County and the surrounding Virginia communities. If you live outside the region, we can work with you via phone, email and Skype.