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No representation is made that the quality of the legal services to be performed
is greater than the quality of legal services performed by other lawyers.
ABOUT USING AN ADOPTION LAWYER
An option available to you is to try to locate a baby on your own by “networking”
with everyone you know in the community who may come in contact with a large segment
of the population. This option is a very affordable way to try and adopt and you
can start immediately which are big pros. You will still need to provide a homestudy
produced by a licensed homestudy professional and you will still need to provide
parent profiles for birthmothers to view. However, going about finding a birthmother
on your own or through an adoption attorney still has risk involved but allows you
to be completely involved in the adoption process. Once you are connected with a
birthmother you would hire an adoption attorney to proceed with an adoption contract
and to finalize the adoption in court.
Spread the Word
Try to spread the word that you hope to adopt a baby and ask that people keep you
in mind, should they hear about a young girl who is experiencing an unplanned pregnancy
and who might consider adoption. Tell individuals who come in contact with a large
segment of the population, such as doctors, lawyers, teachers, clergy, nurses, and
hairdressers. Birthmothers do contact adoption attorneys, like myself, for assistance
in locating a family for their child. Find out what various adoption attorneys require
that you provide for the use of their services.
With today’s focus on technology, many people also search for babies on the Internet,
often placing “profiles” with online services. I strongly encourage couples desiring
to adopt a domestic infant to put a copy of their profile on Adoption Rocks website.
Adoption rocks is a local non-profit, whose purpose is to promote adoption in the
Mobile, AL community. As the current president of Adoption Rocks, our goal is to
place adoption rocks posters in local OBGYN & pediatrician’s exam rooms in an effort
to provide educational information to women while they are waiting to see their physician.
Having your profile on this web site will give you lots of exposure and has proven
to be successful for adoptive couples who were selected by birthmothers looking at
the web site for adoption help. Web Sites for Adoption Parent Profiles that I am
I hope that you will get in touch with me when you are at the point in your adoption
process where you need legal assistance. For couples who want my help in matching
with a birthmother, please contact me.