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Creating Families Through Adoption

Expanding your family through adoption is an act of tremendous love. Every story is unique and every family is special. Unfortunately, the process in New York can be long and complicated.

The lawyers at Kelton & Teichner have been serving New York City and the surrounding Burroughs for more than 30 years. We are dedicated to helping people in Queens and Nassau Counties build loving families through adoption.

Our attorneys will guide you through the entire adoption process until the legal process is finalized. We work hard to help you avoid any barriers that unnecessarily hinder or delay the process.

How to Adopt a Child in New York

New York allows most people over the age 18 to adopt. You can adopt through either private placement or an adoption agency. Private placement refers to those situations where two parties arrange an adoption without the help of an agency. Adopting through agencies is the most common form. An agency oversees the process, maintaining custody over the child until the adoption has been finalized.

Our family law firm represents families with a variety of different scenarios, including:

  • Second-parent adoption/LGBT
  • Stepparent adoption
  • Grandparent or kinship adoption
  • Foster care adoption
  • Joint adoption
  • Re-adoption
  • Adult adoption
  • Donor and surrogacy agreements

For Help With Your Adoption, Contact Our New York City Area Attorneys

No matter the scope of your family law matter, contact our Nassau County attorneys to schedule a consultation. There is no charge for your first appointment. Call our attorneys at 800-419-7751. Se habla español.

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