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.
Considering that adoption can span across local lines, state lines and even the borders of countries; and also considering the plethora of complex adoption rules and laws that exist within each state or country; there is a lot to gain in an adoption case by having an experienced and trustworthy attorney on your side.
In the state of Minnesota, the names Berg, Debele, DeSmidt & Rabuse are the ones to know if you are involved with an adoption case. We offer our services to both adoptive parents and biological parents, and we can give you the support and quality legal counsel you need to appropriate address your specific case.