Sioux Falls Adoption Attorneys
Helping to Create New South Dakota Families
Adoption is a major life-changing decision for prospective parents and the children they wish to adopt. It is also a lengthy legal process which involves step-by-step requirements. If you are ready to adopt, it is best that you retain the services of our Sioux Falls adoption attorneys at Ver Beek Law, Prof. L.L.C.
Our firm concentrates its practice solely on family law issues so that we can better serve our clients. As a small firm, we take the time to get to know the people who need our help through close personal interaction. When you come to us, you will receive one-on-one attention from our attorneys. We are always available and strive to meet your needs with excellent support and service.
Request to speak to our Sioux Falls adoption attorneys through our online form or by phoning (605) 250-2227 today.
South Dakota Adoptions
Many types of adoption exist which bring parents and children together. An adult may adopt any child who is at least 10 years younger. Adults may also adopt other adults who wish to be adopted.
Adoptions can include the following:
- Domestic adoptions
- International adoptions
- Private adoptions
- Adoptions by family relatives
- Adoptions by foster parents
As a prospective adoptive parent, you must have the consent of your spouse. If you wish to adopt a child who is 13 years old or older, the child also must consent to the adoption. The child must live in your home for six months before the adoption can be finalized.
Prior to this, other steps will be taken such as the submission of the adoption petition, a home study, and court hearings concerning your fitness as a parent and what the court deems to be in the best interests of the child. The proceedings can take time and require detailed preparation. Thus, it is highly recommended that you have strong legal representation during the adoption process.
For help with any type of adoption, contact Ver Beek Law, Prof. L.L.C. at (605) 250-2227.
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