Adoptions

Two couples and baby (1-6 months) by cradleBringing a new child into a home is an emotional time in any family, and when it is an adoption it also involves a legal aspect. Our attorneys at Bush & Taylor in Suffolk, Virginia Beach & Eastern Shore can help you traverse the process of adoption, what to expect during the process, and the difference between adopting privately or through an agency.

What are the different types of adoption?

  • In an open adoption, the birth mother will choose a family that she feels is best for her child. The adopting parents will meet with the birth mother and share information about the child. This contract is a life-long contract.
  • In a semi-open adoption, the birth mother will specify certain characteristics that she would like present in her child’s new parents, but ultimately does not pick the adopting parents. Some updates will be sent to the birth mother about her child.
  • A closed adoption is when the birth mother is not a part of the placement of her child and will not receive any updates about the child.

We are here to help you protect the best interest of the child, and to make the process of adoption as easy as possible. Please contact our law office in Suffolk, Virginia Beach or Eastern Shore for a free consultation by calling (757) 935-5544.