Adoption lawyers serving West Virginia
Let our dedicated attorneys lead you down the right path
Adopting a child can be the best decision of your life. It’s something that can bring you and the child great joy and happiness. But if you’re unsure how the process works or need help navigating the system, things can quickly become overwhelming and frustrating. The adoption lawyers from our West Virginia law firm are here to help. Our attorneys know how the system works here in the Mountain State and take pride in helping adoptive parents in West Virginia make their dreams come true. Let the dedicated legal team from Klie Law Offices walk you through the steps so you can finalize your adoption. Contact us today for a case evaluation.
If you’re trying to adopt a child, our lawyers can work with you to find an adoption agency. We can handle all the paperwork and be your representative in court proceedings. Whether you are trying to do a private adoption or you want to adopt your foster child, stepchild or a child who’s your relative, an experienced West Virginia adoption attorney from our law firm can help. We have experience dealing with the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) as well as other childcare agencies located throughout the state. If you’re considering adoption, make things easy on yourself and get experienced legal counsel to guide you through the process. Get in touch with Klie Law Offices right away.
Lawyers who understand West Virginia adoption laws
Adoption laws are different in every state, so if you’re considering adopting a child, it’s crucial that you get an attorney with a firm grasp of the law on your side to steer you in the right direction. In West Virginia, any person may be adopted. A child’s consent to be adopted is only needed for kids ages 12 and older, and a home residency for 6 months is required before the adoption can be finalized. Single adults and married couples – including same-sex couples – are allowed to adopt in West Virginia, and all adoption proceedings are heard in designated adoption courts. You must also:
- Be at least 21 years old
- Have stable and secure income
- Be in overall good health, including physically and mentally
- Have your home pass a safety inspection
- Pass a criminal background check
- Have no history of child abuse or neglect
- Have a stable family relationship
- Be able to commit to the child you’re adopting
Thousands of children in West Virginia are waiting to be adopted, so if you’ve decided you want to become an adoptive parent – or you and your partner want to add to your family – you’ll be making a huge difference in a child’s life. Our law firm can also help stepparents, relatives, and grandparents with stepparent adoption, grandparent adoption, or Department of Health and Human Resources (foster care) adoption. Our West Virginia adoption attorneys want to assist you regardless of what situation you’re in and what kind of help you need.
Put your trust in a respected West Virginia law firm
Finalizing your adoption will probably be one of the happiest days of your life. It represents not only a legal responsibility to care and provide for a child that isn’t biologically your own, but an amazing show of love and selflessness. Make your dreams come true. Let an experienced West Virginia adoption lawyer from Klie Law Offices show you the way. Contact us today for a case evaluation.