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Illinois Adoption Attorneys

Adoption can be a difficult and frustrating process. Our Illinois adoption attorneys provide efficient and cost-effective solutions to your adoption needs. With the experience necessary to make your process smooth, and above-and-beyond client service, we will cut through the red tape for you and stand by your side every step of the way.
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Finding an attorney who is a “real person” can be difficult. Many attorneys surround themselves almost exclusively with other attorneys and are accustomed to speaking in ivory tower legalese.  You should be able to connect with your attorney on a personal level, and he or she should speak to you in plain language that you can understand.  You will be working very closely with this person on issues that are very important to you. It is important that he or she be down-to-earth and someone that you connect with.

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The most common complaint that clients have of their attorneys is that the attorney is unreachable, does not communicate with them regularly, or does not promptly return your calls.  Your attorney should reach out to you about your case regularly and respond within 24 hours to calls and e-mails.  An open line of communication between you and your attorney is essential to building trust.

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Your attorney’s goal should not be to win at all costs.  Rather, it should be to achieve a favorable outcome for you as efficiently as possible.  It is important that your attorney set realistic expectations at the outset as to the costs you should expect, the concerns that the attorney has about the outcome of your case, and the length of time that you should expect your case to take.

Regardless of the nature of your case, we have an experienced attorney who will focus on your individual needs. Our team of attorneys works closely together, bringing each of their different fields of experience to bear in order to optimize our client care.

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More information about our Illinois Adoption Attorneys

Adoption can be a difficult and frustrating process. Our Illinois adoption attorneys provide efficient and cost-effective solutions to your adoption needs. With the experience necessary to make your process smooth, and above-and-beyond client service, we will cut through the red tape for you and stand by your side every step of the way.

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I am personally committed to ensuring that each one of our clients receives the highest level of client service from our team.  Our mission is to provide excellent legal work in a cost-effective manner while maintaining open lines of communication between our clients and their attorneys.  Many of our clients are going through difficult times in their lives when they reach out to us.  They should feel comfortable leaning on the experience and knowledge of our attorneys as their counselors and advocates.  We are here to help!

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Further Reading from our Illinois Adoption Attorneys

Illinois Adoption Law Explained

In this article, our Illinois adoption attorneys explain adoptions in Illinois under the Illinois Adoption Act. We discuss in detail different types of adoption, including:

  • Related Adoption 
  • Agency Adoption 
  • Private adoption 
  • Adoption of an adult 
  • Standby adoption 

In order to be eligible to adopt in Illinois you must not have a legal disability, have lived in Illinois for at least 6 months, and have a good reputation. 

People who can be adopted included children who have been surrendered to an adoption agency, children who have been placed in the custody of the prospective adoptive parents by the biological parents, children whose adoption has been consented to by a court-appointed authority, and adults who have resided with the prospective adoptive parents for more than 2 years.

Read the full article by our Illinois adoption attorneys explaining who can adopt and who can be adopted in Illinois. 

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The Illinois Adoption Process

In this article, our Illinois adoption attorneys explain the Illinois adoption process.

Adoption in Illinois is initiated by filing an adoption petition in the appropriate circuit court.  We explain where to file the adoption petition, which documents must accompany it, the filing deadline, and notice and service requirements. We also explain what to expect at an interim order hearing to decide who will have temporary parental responsibilities for the child during, and how to navigate the final hearing, obtaining a judgment for adoption, and acquiring a revised birth certificate.

Read the full article by our Illinois adoption lawyers explaining the Illinois adoption process.

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