Newport Beach Adoption Lawyers
Let Our Newport Beach Family Law Attorneys Help
With so many children in the world needing a loving home, that would seem
to be an easy task to accomplish - find the right adoptive baby for the
right adoptive parents. Sometimes it can be, but sometimes the task can
become confusing, disheartening and one filled with anxiety. One does
not want to find a child, fall in love with it -only to have a custody
battle later on, because paperwork was not done properly. With the help
of a skilled attorney, however, this upset may be avoided.
We are determined and dedicated to helping you move through these steps
that lead to adoption in the smoothest way possible. We know that your
future and the future of your adoptive child should be safeguarded. As
an experienced and accomplished
Newport Beach family attorney, I can assure that I will provide you with an unbiased explanation of
adoptive procedures and terms, and work diligently to tailor a plan that
meets your needs.
International Adoption vs. Domestic Adoption
It is wise to know the differences between these two options, and what
they would mean to you. A Newport Beach adoption attorney can explain
these options in depth, but here is a brief overview:
One area of comparison is cost. It might be surprising to learn that many
international adoptions often cost more than domestic adoptions. It is common for an international adoption agency or individual to require
you and your spouse visit the home country - not once- but 3 or 4 times.
There is the cost of airfare, food, and lodging for what can turn out
to be a lengthy stay. (Individuals looking to adopt in many countries
are mandated to stay in the country 3-4 weeks in order to be eligible).
Plus, there are miscellaneous expenses (time away from work, etc.) that
needs to be factored. It is also not unusual, to arrive in a country -
ready to adopt -when at the last minute someone connected with the transaction
declares that what is needed now is "a little more money". The
distraught parents-to-be are then faced with the prospect of either emptying
out their savings or returning home, heartbroken, without their promised child.
Other comparative factors may be training and classes. Here in the United
States, every state requires prospective adoptive parents be involved
in Home Study Process. This is a series of classes, interviews, home visits,
health and financial reports given -which culminate in a report by a social
worker who approves or disapproves the request to adopt. There is no standard
format, but that is the basic outline-yet it is reasonably accessible
to most every community. Here again in foreign adoption, the adoptive
country may require much more or even studies in the country itself. These
required educational classes and reports may not be as accessible or year round.
And thirdly, depending on your desire to adopt a newborn, it can be quite
difficult if not impossible because the process of international adoption
usually takes 3-4 months. As compared to a domestic adoption, where the
birth mother is often in the same community- thus speeding the process-it
is ill-advised to guide anyone who wishes to adopt a newborn only a few
days or hours old, internationally.
Legal Support During Adoption
Whether you are looking to adopt domestically or internationally, whether
you would like to adopt a girl or a boy, whether you would like to adopt
a child at risk or a newborn, these and many other questions need to be
clarified with the help of a qualified adoption lawyer.
Attorney Marc E. Mitzner knows the ever-changing adoption laws and can lead you through the process.
He is dedicated to helping you find solutions throughout the legal steps
that are necessary and vital in an adoption case so call our Newport Beach
family lawyer as soon as possible!