Adoption is the process of permanently assuming the role and responsibilities of a parent and responsibilities for a child born to someone else. Adoption can provide a secure family life to a child who, for any number of reasons, is not able to live with his or her parents. Adoption occurs in many forms, including private, public, open, closed, and step-parent adoption.
Regardless of the type of adoption, the adoption laws and procedures are designed to protect the best interests of the child being adopted. At Wanzer Edwards, PC, we have the experience and expertise to guide families through the process of adoption