Kane County Adoption Lawyers
Adoption Attorneys Serving St. Charles, Aurora, Batavia, and Across Northern Illinois
Adoption is considered to be the process by which a child not born to a person is legally declared to be the child of the one petitioning to adopt. The guardian does not have to be the biological parent but obtains all the same rights and responsibilities. Every adoption in Illinois requires that the courts evaluate the fitness of a person petitioning to become the adoptive parent and officially declare a new guardian. At the law firm of Mirabella, Kincaid, Frederick & Mirabella, LLC, we have over 40 years of experience navigating the Illinois family court system. We can help you with adoption and look out for the best interests of the children involved.
Adoption in Illinois
In the state of Illinois, there are different forms of adoption. Whether you are a stepparent looking to adopt your spouse's child or you are looking to take in a disabled adult family member, our attorneys have the experience to walk you through the process. The types of adoption you can apply for include:
- Related or stepparent adoptions where a child is related to you either through blood or marriage;
- Unrelated adoptions where you are seeking to adopt a child that is not a relative;
- Private or independent adoptions where a child's parent is seeking and agreeing to adoption;
- Agency adoptions where a child is in the care of an adoption agency; and
- Adult adoption where you are looking to take in an adult of legal age (such as a disabled adult or an elderly family member).
Whether you are looking to adopt a child, family member, or adult, it is advisable to have a skilled legal advocate on your side. The family law process can be tedious and time-consuming. It is important to remain calm and trust in skilled legal counsel to get you through.
Compassionate Kane County Adoption Attorneys
Adoptive children or adults and their guardians have a special bond that even some biological parents may not understand. Those choosing to adopt are looking to genuinely make a difference in the lives of those they take in. If you are looking to adopt a child or become the guardian of an disabled adult, contact the skilled attorneys at MKFM Law. For over four decades, we have helped clients throughout the Kane County area establish their families and move on to a happier and more fulfilling life. Call 630-665-7300 to schedule an initial consultation. Evening and weekend hours are available by appointment.