In the area of domestic relations law, adoptions are one of the most joyful events for families. Our attorneys at Broyles Kight & Ricafort, PC have helped many people expand their families through adoption. Nissa Ricafort has personal experience with adoption, as she and her husband adopted their son from the Philippines. Michael Wilkins is the former President of the Board of Directors of Coleman Adoption Services and has represented adoptive parents in more than 100 agency adoptions. Melanie Reichert has considerable experience working with families who desire to adopt a foster or special needs child. Whatever your personal circumstance with adoption, we are prepared to successfully guide you through the process.
We have assisted birth mothers considering placing their child for adoption and have worked with qualified counseling agencies to ensure that birth mothers have thought about all available options before placing their child for adoption. All of the family law attorneys at Broyles Kight & Ricafort, PC have their own children and we recognize and respect the inherent strength and courage of birth mothers who choose to place their child for adoption.
We also have helped families who desire to adopt an infant or young child. This can be an emotional and stressful time and Nissa Ricafort’s personal experience with adoption provides her with a unique understanding of our adoptive parents’ concerns and expectations during the adoption process. We appreciate the difficulty of anxiously awaiting the arrival of a new family member. Our attorneys work hard to keep our adoptive parents fully educated and informed during this waiting process.
In the ideal adoption situation, all interested parties agree that the adoption should take place and therefore all necessary parties have consented to the adoption. However, not all adoptions present the ideal circumstances. If you need assistance with a contested adoption proceeding, our attorneys have litigated numerous contested adoption cases, including at the appellate level and before the Supreme Court of Indiana. We have helped birth fathers successfully challenge an adoption and have assisted foster parents and grandparents in adopting children in contested proceedings.
Our attorneys also have assisted families with step-parent adoptions, foster child adoptions, second parent adoptions for same-sex couples, adult adoptions, interstate adoption and international adoptions. Each of these types of adoptions presents distinctive challenges and our comprehensive experience will help you meet these challenges.
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