Comprehensive Adoption Support
While finding a child to adopt is a joyous event, the road to get to that point can be complicated. Zimmerman & Walsh, LLP in Rockford aims to guide you through the adoption process to pave a bright new beginning for your family. Our firm helps prospective parents with several types of adoption options including:
- Agency or independent adoption
- Open or closed arrangements
- Stepparent adoption
- International adoption
Our family law lawyers are licensed to practice in Illinois and Wisconsin. We take a client-centered approach to our legal practice and are here to support you every step of the way. We are members of the statewide adoption panel through the Illinois department of children and family services.
Get Off To A Great Start
No matter what type of adoption you choose, you will need to complete a home study to adopt. It is recommended that you start the home study process as soon as possible after deciding to adopt. The home study consists of interviews, home visits and perhaps meetings to inform you about the requirements of different types of adoptions.
Full Adoption Services
If you choose to adopt independently, our lawyers can make sure you have legally binding agreements with all involved in the process. International adoption requirements vary from country to country. We make sure you follow the correct procedure, so your adoption is recognized in the United States.
Our legal services help you avoid surprises while growing your family. Before you begin your adoption journey, we can listen to your situation and advise you of the legal requirements of different adoption types, including transitioning a child from foster care.