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Also known as private adoptions, direct adoptions happen when a birth parent chooses the adoptive parents and immediately places the child directly with them. Initial contact is made directly between a pregnant woman and the prospective parents along with the help of an attorney. While many people think that an agency must be contacted to adopt a child, you can go through the process of adoption with just an attorney.
At Corrado Law Group, P.C., we pride ourselves on being family advocates. We are experienced adoption attorneys who have the knowledge and skill to help you through the process of direct adoption with ease.
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Why Choose a Direct Adoption?
If you would like to customize your experience, this may be the best option for you. You will be able to work directly with the birth mother and avoid having to consult with an adoption agency. The greatest advantage here is that you can build a close, personal relationship with the birth mother. An advantage to this could be feeling more secure with the process itself. Unlike agency adoptions, in a direct adoption the parents can meet one another and speak about the child.
Additionally, direct adoptions often happen as a much quicker pace then agency adoptions, often finalizing within 1 year. Adoptions with direct access to the birth parents can also be less expensive than working with an agency.
Direct Adoption Process
The direct adoption process is as follows:
- Consult with a lawyer to get a better understanding of the process and ensure your rights are protected
- Locate a birth mother who is interested in placing her child up for adoption
- Conduct a home study
- Both birth parents will consent to the adoption
- In the event the biological father is not known (called a putative father), his rights will need to be terminated, which requires a hearing and consent from the father
- Pay legal fees, for yourself and the birth parents
- Pay filing fees, birth certificate fees, and additional fees as needed
Direct adoption fees vary according to each birth mother’s needs. In most cases, the adoptive parents will cover the costs associated with the birth mother’s living expenses as well as medical and legal expenses. You may also be required to pay for counseling sessions. You are not required to pay for living expenses, but many adoptive parents choose to do so. Direct adoptions often run from $20,000 to $50,000.
How Long Does the Process Take?
The adoption proceedings usually take about 6 months to complete.
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