Both U.S. federal law and New York state law allow eligible family members to adopt relatives. Having worked with more than 6,000 families throughout our years of practice, our New York relative adoption attorneys have been part of numerous relative adoptions both domestically and internationally from non-Hague countries. While the process of adopting a relative may not necessarily be easy, our firm can provide you with the information, experienced assistance and genuine support needed to complete these legal actions successfully.
There are many circumstances that may open the door to a relative adoption, including untimely death, incarceration or incapacitation of a child's parents, or removal of a child by social services, among others. Whatever the case may be, our firm works to educate you about your rights as a relative and assist you in navigating the adoption process.
Adopting a relative means that you will assume all of the responsibilities associated with the child. Just as with any adoption process, the State of New York establishes numerous procedures and requirements that must be met in order for a relative to qualify for adoption. These may include pre-certification requirements, such as criminal background checks and home studies, and the filing of a formal petition with the court.
If you are a grandparent, aunt, uncle, adult sibling, adult cousin, or another family member interested in learning more about relative adoptions, we encourage you to reach out to our firm as soon as possible. Having helped families throughout New York, New Jersey and the United States successfully complete their adoption journeys, our New York adoption lawyers have the legal abilities and unwavering commitment needed to see that you receive the assistance and support you deserve.
Contact Greenberg & Greenberg in Roslyn, NY today to speak with a relative adoption attorney!