Adoptions are perhaps the most joy filled events family law attorneys get to handle, but they are also very emotional and stressful for clients. There are a variety of situations where an adult seeks an adoption. Your spouse may have brought children to your marriage and you want to adopt them. You may be working directly with a birth parent or licensed agency and are awaiting a birth. You may be a single parent wishing to adopt or you may currently be a foster parent who wants to adopt their foster child. If the biological parent/parents of the child will not consent to the adoption, the law requires the adopting parent prove the biological parent’s rights should be terminated during a trial. The U.S Supreme Court has determined that the right to parent your biological child is a “fundamental right” so proving the biological parent’s rights should be terminated is difficult. I will handle the legal issues for you while also appreciating the complex emotional issues that are involved.