Adoption is a wonderful thing. The process of adoption allows you and your family to welcome a child in need into your hearts and home. However, the process of adoption can be very stressful. If legal matters aren’t addressed, your family’s future could be at stake. Steel City Law, LLC has experience in all types of adoptions. We can discuss your options and help you determine the best adoption plan for your family.
- Traditional adoption: Whether you choose adopt through an agency or through a private arrangement, Steel City Law, LLC will ensure that every aspect of your adoption is legally sound, so you can welcome your adoptive child to your family knowing the adoption is a forever placement.
- Stepparent adoption and co-parent adoption: What will happen to the child you care for if something happens to his or her biological parent? Alabama laws allow co-parents to adopt a partner’s biological or adopted child regardless of marital status.
- Single parent adoption: Worried that your single status will prevent you from adopting a child? Alabama law states that marital status cannot be used to discriminate against couples or individuals who are seeking to adopt.
- LGBT family adoption: In Alabama, sexual orientation may not be considered as a factor in adoptions. Alabama also allows second-parent adoptions. This legal process allows a co-parent to adopt the biological or adopted child of his or her partner regardless of marital status.