Salt Lake City Adoption Attorneys
Helping Families Grow through Adoption
Adoption is a beautiful process that helps unite children with loving families to begin a new life. However, the process is known for red tape and the variety of complications that can arise. At Nelson, Taylor & Associates, our Salt Lake City adoption attorneys work to ensure that our clients are equipped with the information and guidance they need to successfully navigate the process.
If you are contemplating adoption or need assistance with any aspect of the adoption process, call (801) 901-7046 to get advice from an experienced lawyer.
Why Do You Need an Adoption Attorney?
There are many different reasons for pursuing adoption. Some choose to adopt to build a family while others may wish to adopt a stepchild or special needs child. Some people become foster parents and still others adopt a minor relative when the parents are unable to provide a safe environment for the child. Regardless of the reason for adopting, the law can be complicated and confusing, and an experienced adoption lawyer can help you navigate the process.
The Adoption Process
While the process may vary depending on the type of adoption, there are certain requirements that must be followed for an adoption to be legal and valid. The adoption process can be complex and involves many steps, such as obtaining consent from the birth parents, completing background checks, conducting home studies, and navigating other issues. It is important to make sure that all documents are correctly filed with the Petition for Adoption.
We represent clients in all types of adoptions, including:
- Independent direct placement
- International adoptions
- Foster care adoptions
- Stepparent adoptions
- Special needs adoptions
- Grandparent and relative adoptions
- Indian Child Welfare Act adoptions
- Surrogacy births
Because each situation is unique, you need advice that is specific to your situation. Our Salt Lake City adoption lawyers have extensive knowledge of Utah adoption law and have represented numerous families. We offer free consultations so you can learn about the process and get the legal advice you need to make the best decision for your family.