Illinois Adoption Attorneys
Our Firm Helps Grow Your Family
Adoption is often thought of as an exciting time in a family’s life.
Bringing a child into your household or expanding your family can bring
joy, but also lots of paperwork and legal issues. It is important that
these matters get sorted out properly the first time to save you additional
time, money, and headache.
Whether you are contemplating, initiating, or responding to a custody,
guardianship, or adoption, you can rely on a
family law attorney at Wakenight & Associates, P.C.
Call us at the location most convenient to you
to discuss your situation for free and begin planning your future.
- In Cook County call (888) 351-2843
- In DuPage, Kane, or Kendall Counties call (888) 339-4162
- In Will, Kankakee, Grundy, or South Cook Counties call (888) 303-1846
The Adoption Process
Of utmost importance to the adoption process is giving proper notice as
well as filing all the appropriate forms completely and in a timely fashion.
In order to ensure that the adoption can never be undone, it is critical
that all persons entitled to notice receive notice.
There are many kinds of adoptions that our family lawyers can assist you
with. These include:
Adult adoptions, where an adult parent adopts an adult child. This type of case occurs
when the parties desire a legal parent-child relationship that is not
Related adoptions, where a step-parent adopts a step-child. No home study is required and
these are usually the fastest and cheapest adoptions.
In any case, once the final adoption order has been entered the child's
legal relationship to the new parent is the same as if the child were
the natural born child of the parent.
When You Need Assistance, Call Our Firm
Wakenight & Associates, P.C. has an office near you in Oak Park, Mokena,
Joliet, Aurora, Elmhurst, Burr Ridge, St. Charles, Northbrook, Schaumburg,
or Chicago Loop.
Our dedicated Illinois family law attorneys are waiting to help you with your adoption case today.
Contact us online
to get started!