Adoption is a major moment in any parent's life, as well as the life of the adopted child. However, some people may not consider the legal proceedings that entail this loving moment. Adoption is, after all, the legal act of transferring the rights of a biological parent to the adoptive parent. As such, this is a very serious decision and one that should not be taken lightly.
Adoption can occur outside of the context of a divorce, but it certainly has its merits in the context of a divorce too. Sometimes an adoption occurs because the welfare of the child is at risk. Sometimes a grandparent or step-parent adopt a child due to extreme circumstances. Sometimes the adoption may take the child hundreds or even thousands of miles away. Every case is unique, and with adoption, that means the adoptive parents and/or the biological parents need sound legal advice.