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Adopting a child is one of the most profoundly beautiful and rewarding experiences life can offer.
The journey of opening your heart and home to a new family member should be filled with joy and excitement, rather than being marred by feelings of stress or being overwhelmed.
At Kennedy Berkley, our team of compassionate Kansas adoption attorneys is dedicated to supporting you throughout this significant life event. We understand the complexities and emotional nuances of the adoption process and are here to serve as your steadfast advocates.
Our aim is to provide you with the appropriate legal guidance and support, ensuring that your adoption journey is as smooth and positive as possible. Whether navigating the legal requirements, dealing with paperwork, or offering advice on various adoption scenarios, our attorneys are committed to making your experience fulfilling and stress-free, allowing you to focus on the joy of welcoming your new family member.
With offices in Salina, Hays, Dodge City, and Garden City, we’re there for you when you need family law help.
Our firm has worked with numerous individuals in all aspects of the law. We love helping families expand and grow. We’ve helped folks from all walks of life, including:
Highly committed families looking to complete their adoptions.
Grandparents, uncles, or aunts, who are seeking to adopt as legal guardians.
Families eager to expand their household by adopting a newborn baby.
Step-parents looking to adopt their minor or adult step-child.
What’s your story?
Why hire an attorney for adopting?
Adoption is a legal procedure that involves the transfer of parental rights from the child's biological or natural parents to the adoptive parents. In this process, the adoptive parents gain all the legal rights and responsibilities as if the child were biologically theirs. The specifics of the adoption process can differ significantly depending on several factors. These include the age of the child, the willingness of the biological parents to voluntarily relinquish their rights, the necessity for court intervention to terminate the biological parents' rights, and the nature of the placement, be it through an adoption agency, directly with a non-relative, or with a family member.
There are different forms of adoption, each with its own specific criteria that must be met for the adoption to be legally recognized. These forms include private adoption, where individuals arrange the adoption independently, step-parent adoption, where a step-parent assumes legal responsibility for their spouse's child, and adult adoption, which involves adopting a person who is legally an adult. Each category of adoption has its own set of unique legal requirements that need to be fulfilled for the adoption to be finalized.
Don’t let your beautiful moment turn into a headache, give our team a call today.