Adoption

International Adoption Attorneys — Utica, New York

Making the choice to adopt a child is an important step in expanding your family in a truly meaningful way. Whether you decide to adopt a child internationally or are a stepparent wishing to play a greater role in the lives of your spouse's children, an adoption can be a cause for great joy and satisfaction.

Without the right lawyer, it can also be a source of frustration. At The Law Offices of Michael N. Kalil in Utica, New York, we work with adoptive parents to make sure that matters are handled efficiently and satisfactorily. For a free initial consultation and information on how we can help you in this important occasion, contact us today.

Stepparent Adoptions — Serving Children

As you marry or remarry and embark on the process of starting a new family, you may become ready to take the step of becoming the adoptive parent of your spouse's children. Perhaps the natural parent is not involved or unable to fulfill his or her parental role. Our firm will work with you and your spouse to obtain the consent of the natural parent wishing to give up parental rights, or seek to put an end to a parent's rights to a child when the facts warrant such action. Our focus is on helping you have a sense of completion within your new family unit.

We know the statutes that apply to adoptions and work closely with families to make sure they understand not only these laws, but also their repercussions in relation to their adoption choices.

International Adoptions — Supporting New Families

Our firm has represented parents in cases where a spouse has been unable to travel internationally to adopt a child, or where the law requires a foreign adoption being finalized here in New York. We help you take the necessary steps to have your adoption legitimized in the State of New York. We are cognizant of the fact that each country has its own guidelines regarding adoptions and work to inform you of matters that will make your international adoption a successful, happy event.

We also assist families fortunate enough to find a child to adopt either privately, or through an agency such as the Department of Social Services, the Office of Children and Family Services, or private agencies, in bringing an adoption to fruition. We can also assist mothers who wish to have their unborn or newborn child, placed for adoption.

Resolving family law and divorce matters is never easy, but it does not have to be marked by hostility, anxiety or opposition. At the Utica-based law firm of The Law Offices of Michael N. Kalil, we encourage our clients to take advantage of peaceable ways of resolving marital dissolution matters. This has been the cornerstone of our practice. For more information or to schedule a free initial consultation, contact us today.