Seeking To Adopt?
It is important to consult with an attorney prior to beginning your adoption journey so the different ways you can adopt are fully explained and your questions can be answered particularly about the laws in your state.
Are you a Michigan family looking to adopt? Before you begin, talk with the lawyers at Pinnacle Family Law. We help families set their future adoption up for success. Prevent extended procedures and emotional ups and downs. Call (248) 290-8102 and start yourself off right.
Adoptions Come In Many Forms
In general, there are three types of adoptions:
International Adoptions — An international adoption is an adoption of a child born in a foreign country. The adoptive parents obtain a home study in the U.S. state where they reside, file the necessary paperwork with the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), and sometimes also with the local probate court/adoption agency, and then pursue an adoption in accordance with the laws of the foreign country. Some countries have Hague Convention specific procedures. For non-Hague countries, you must follow that country's specific procedures. These are complicated procedures either way, so adoptive parents almost always have a local attorney, a foreign attorney and an agency to assist.