Our Tinley Park adoption attorneys discuss in this article, valuable information regarding current Illinois adoption laws. Eligibility requirements for adoptees and parents, types of adoption cases including agency adoption, standby adoption, private adoption, adult adoption and related adoptions are explained.
Biological parents' rights need to be terminated before the entry of an adoption order in most cases. The process of terminating parental rights both with and without consent of the biological parents and which cases require the removal of parental rights before adoption can occur are examined.
We explore the entire adoption process from the entering of the adoption petition, the interim hearing, the investigation to the final hearing. Upon the finalization of adoption we also explain the amendment of the birth certificate.