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Cost-Effective

When we started our firm in the midst of the recession, we learned to survive in a lean environment and pass the savings on to our clients.  As the economy has improved, we have not changed our philosophy.  We are hungry to grow our client base, and so we have intentionally set our rates below what the market will bear.  Our mission is to make each client walk away feeling that they got more value than they paid for.  This is easier to do when we make our prices affordable.

Client-Focused

The secret to our success as a firm is incredibly simple: we build a personal relationship with each of our clients and treat them with the respect that they deserve.  We pride ourselves on our open lines of communication, frequent check-ins with our clients, and our accessibility.  We are here to help you in any way we can, often leveraging our network of resources to assist you with non-legal issues that you may be having.  We are your one-stop problem-solver and trusted adviser.  All attorneys say that they provide excellent client service, but, unlike other attorneys, we practice what we preach.  We make sure every client walks away happy . . . period.

Comprehensive

We are your community law firm.  Our business is built on long-term relationships with our clients.  Our clients have the luxury of building trust over time with one team of attorneys, rather than having to find a new attorney for each different type of matter that arises over the course of their lives.  No one attorney can be an expert at everything.  That is why we have worked hard to assemble a team of attorneys with extensive experience in different areas of expertise.  Our attorneys work together closely to bring our collective experience to bear on any issue that may arise for our clients.

Great at What We Do

Since our business comes entirely from referrals and community involvement, our reputation for quality legal work is our greatest asset . . . and it is extremely important to us.  Each of our attorneys is truly experienced in his or her practice areas, with the highest personal standards of excellence.  We are proud of our reputation in the community, and we did not achieve it by accident.  Our reputation for excellence comes from hard work, continuing education, and an above-and-beyond approach to our clients’ cases.

More information about our Cook County Adoption Attorneys:

Our Cook County adoption attorneys have the experience you need to guide you through the adoption process.  With friendly client-service and affordable rates, we will ensure that you are placed in the best possible position for a smooth and successful adoption.

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Cook County Adoption Attorneys

Please contact our friendly Cook County Adoption Attorneys at our nearest location to schedule a free consultation. If our office locations are not convenient for you, we are happy to speak with you by phone.

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1941 N. Elston Ave., Ste. A

Chicago, Illinois 60642

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What to Expect From a Consultation

The purpose of a free consultation is to determine whether our firm is a good fit for your legal needs. Although we often discuss expected results and costs, our attorneys do not give legal advice unless and until you choose to retain us. Although most consultations are complimentary, some may carry a charge depending on the type of matter and meeting location.

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Do I Need an Attorney for an Agency adoption in Illinois

In this video, our Cook County adoption lawyers explain the adoption process in Illinois. We explain how to file an adoption petition, how to determine which court to file in, the deadline to file the petition, and how to obtain leave of court to file the petition if you have missed the deadline.  We also explain what to expect from the adoption hearing. There are five different types of adoption: related adoption, agency adoption, private adoption, adoption of an adult, and standby adoption. A person is eligible to adopt a child in Illinois if he or she: does not have a legal disability; has lived in Illinois for at least 6 months (this requirement is reduced to 90 days if the adopting individual is a member of the Armed Forces); has a good reputation.  A child is available for adoption in Illinois if: the child has been surrendered to an agency and the agency has consented to adoption; a person authorized by a court to consent to adoption has consented; the child's biological parents have placed the child in the custody of the prospective adoptive parents.

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Do I Need an Attorney for an Agency adoption in Illinois

In this video, our Cook County adoption attorneys explain how the role of an adoption attorney are about the same in any type of agency adoption and don’t differ dramatically from other types of adoptions. The attorney may not have to do as much footwork as in a private adoption where he or she is the main bridge between the adoptive parents and biological parents, but there is still a good deal of legal work to be completed before the adoption is finalized. The main fact to remember is that the attorney in any agency adoption is the representative of the adoptive parents and the adoptive parents are the clients of the attorney. The attorney does not represent any other party in the adoption process, including the adoption agency, biological parents, child, etc.

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Can Voluntary Termination of Parental Rights and Adoption be Reversed in Illinois?

In this article, our Cook County adoption lawyers explain that it is possible to reverse an adoption in Illinois, but the laws surrounding adoption are very strict in Illinois and the rest of the United States. There are a handful of reasons an adoption may be reversed.

  • The birth parents were defrauded or under extreme distress during the decision to place their child up for adoption and/or during the adoption process;
  • The child has unexpected needs that the adoptive parents feel they cannot meet; usually, these are medical complications;
  • The adoptive parents suddenly develop health issues that severely complicate their ability to care for the adopted child; or
  • The child’s living situation is found to not be in his or her best interest.

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