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California Child Adoption Attorney

The need for an adoption attorney can arise in a variety of circumstances. You may be a step-parent seeking to adopt the child of your spouse, a grand-parent seeking to adopt your grandchild, or a couple seeking to adopt a child. If you are seeking to adopt, you must be advised and protected by an experienced adoption lawyer.

The Law Offices of Robert A. Goodman can assist you in preparation and review of documentation to ensure that your rights and the rights of your child are protected.

At the Law Offices of Robert A. Goodman, our child adoption attorneys will provide you with the information you need as you proceed in your adoption and will advise you of any risks or additional responsibilities that may exist.

Contact the Law Offices of Robert A. Goodman for more information about adoptions or to schedule an consultation.

Our child adoption attorneys are experienced with the following adoption related matters:

  • Infant and Baby Adoptions
  • Child Adoptions
  • Domestic Adoptions
  • International Adoptions
  • Step-parent Adoptions
  • Grandparent Adoptions
  • Unplanned Pregnancy Options
  • Special Needs Adoption
  • Termination of Parental Rights
  • Gay & Lesbian Adoption/ Same Sex Adoption

Step-parent adoptions

If you are a step-parent wishing to adopt the child of your spouse, we can assist you in contacting the biological father to terminate his rights in order to proceed with your adoption. We will work with you to resolve your legal matter as quickly as possible and explore all options to suit your needs.

Grandparent and relative adoptions

Many adoptions arise where a grandparent or relative is required to take custody of children because of the death or imprisonment of a parent. If you are seeking to adopt the children of your relative, we can assist you in completing the process efficiently and effectively to protect your rights and the rights of the children.

Our lawyers take the time to explain the adoption procedure and process to you and to explore all available options.

Complex adoptions

Our firm is dedicated to protecting the rights of adopting parents. Whether you are seeking a same-sex couple adoption or an international adoption, we are aware of the hurdles for parents seeking to adopt. Our attorneys will help you prepare for your adoption and take the proper steps to secure your rights.

Contact The Law Offices of Robert A. Goodman for an initial consultation or case evaluation. We are happy to assist you.

Night and weekend appointments available
Offices in Oakland and Walnut Creek

OUR philosophy

Committed to providing the highest quality Family Law legal services in the Bay Area.

  • Our experience and expertise in Family Law can help you best to achieve your goals
  • We provide zealous advocacy
  • We are committed to resolving your case in the most cost-effective manner possible
  • We are easily accessible to all our clients
  • We serve our clients compassionately