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New York City, Westchester, and Long Island Adoption Attorneys for Non-Traditional Adoptions

New York City Lawyers Facilitating Nontraditional Adoptions

Adoption is often a complex legal and bureaucratic process, especially in unusual or nontraditional situations. In these cases, the advantages of having experienced legal guidance and representation are numerous. A knowledgeable New York City adoption attorney may be able to help you avoid obstacles and complications that can threaten adoptions or cause unnecessary delay and expense.

At The Mandel Law Firm, we understand the legal intricacies of adoption and are prepared to guide you through the process. Contact us today locally at (646) 770-3868 to speak with an experienced New York City adoption lawyer.

“If you focus on the solution, the problems take care of themselves.” — Attorney Steven J. Mandel

Helping You Bring a New Member Into Your Family

The adoption attorneys at The Mandel Law Firm have helped numerous families navigate the adoption process successfully. We are specifically focused on helping those who need legal assistance in complex, unusual or difficult espousal proceedings, such as:

  • Stepparent adoptions
  • Adult adoptions involving complex issues of insurance and inheritance
  • Non-biological parent adoptions/second parent adoptions

Stepparent Adoptions

Very often a stepfather or stepmother will want to adopt their partner’s children, but the other biological parent is nowhere to be found. Although having a child’s other biological parent voluntarily terminate his or her parental rights is ideal, seeking termination through the courts can be done, even if the biological parent cannot be located.

Second Parent/Same Sex Couple Adoption Rights

Notwithstanding the fact that in New York, a child of a marriage is born to be the child of both parents, we still recommend that the non-biological parent legally adopt their child.  This is referred to in the law as a second parent espousal. The adoption of your non-biological child allows you, as a “second parent,” to adopt a child of your partner’s without the “biological parent” losing any of their parental rights. This results in the child thereafter having two legal parents. This is imperative in that such an arrangement grants you, as the “adoptive parent,” the exact same rights as the biological parent with respect to potential custody, visitation, and all other matters that may affect the child.

Contact a Manhattan Adoption Lawyer – Schedule Your Consultation Today

We understand that no two adoptions are alike and we will tailor a legal approach to meet your specific needs. Contact us online or by telephone locally at (646) 770-3868 to speak with a New York City adoption lawyer experienced with gay and lesbian adoptions.

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To learn more about getting an Adoption in New York, contact us online or by calling locally at (646) 770-3868.

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