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Do You Really Need An Adoption Lawyer?

Jul 24, 2008
If you and your partner are considering adopting a child, the most important thing to do before anything else is find yourself a suitable adoption lawyer, preferably from a law firm specializing in this type of work. The adoption process is very costly and if the potential adoptive mother or representative is perpetrating a deception the potential loss the adoptive parents can be huge and run into many thousands of dollars when en adoption lawyer could prevent this. A reputable adoption attorney will always ensure he is at any meeting that is arranged to help stop any attempt by mothers to be or unscrupulous agents trying to obtain money before the agreement has been legally entered into.

It is your adoption lawyer's responsibility to point out at the first meeting just what is to be expected during the adoption period and the law regarding the process and to re-iterate that no money will change hands at this point. This can stop the most common deception carried out on adoptive parents of handing over cash to the baby's or child's agent (or mother) because they need it for legal fees. Then it is just a matter of having the donor supply details of their attorney so the adoption lawyer can contact him or her directly to ascertain if this is a genuine request.

Fortunately, the birth mother cannot put pressure on the adoptive parents to help her obtain legal representation as it is not their responsibility. In order to ensure fair play on the part of the birth mother, the adoption lawyer will request contact details for her including a real address where she can be contacted. Your adoption lawyer will always advise you to never send money, airline tickets, bus tickets or airplane tickets as any money spent, is often untraced, and tickets of any variety can easily be taken in for a refund.

The adoption lawyer will, at an early stage, ensure that the birth mother is actually pregnant, a situation that can be overlooked by the adopting couple. Your adoption lawyer will also advise not to accept any documents of proof at face value and have them checked and verified. The situation may need to be discussed at a meeting with your lawyer if after a number of attempts documentary evidence, of pregnancy for example, fails to be produced.

It is not uncommon for the adoption deception to involve many couples where a person will contact a number of potential adoption parents on the pretense it is on behalf of a pregnant friend. It would not be difficult task for an adoption attorney to find out if this situation were a genuine adoption or not.

If proceedings do continue at this point it is important to make sure that the mother who wants her baby adopted is the not the person contacting many couples. An adoption lawyer will find a deception such as this easy to check on as there will be similar phone numbers and email addresses etc.

There will obviously be a cost to retaining an adoption lawyer but it will be well worth it if you are able to go through the adoption process without any problems. It is often hard to not get emotional at a time like this; however, being cautious and maintaining composure can prevent future heartbreak and lead to a happy ending.
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