Adoptions

  • Do you want to adopt a child?
  • Would you like personalized assistance as you to through this complicated process?
  • Do you know a child that you would like to adopt?

The adoption process can be a very emotional period of time for all parties. The birth mother and the adoptive parent or parents are all involved in this major life-changing decisions. During those times, it may be comforting to know that The Law Office of Shawnna R. Riggers, P.L.L.C. has mediated many situations, including those that were very stressful.

We understand that bringing a family together through adoption is a joyous occasion. It can also be an intensive process. Shawnna serves as a compassionate counsel to people working through stepparent adoptions, grandparent adoption, interfamily adoption, and uncontested adoptions.

In the adoption process we can handle these and other legal matters:

  • Termination of parental rights of a biological parent
  • Finding a social worker qualified to conduct your home study
  • Drafting or reviewing of contracts for expenses you will cover for the birth mother, such as living expenses and medical expenses
  • The adoption hearing
  • Name change and other legal documentation