Adoption Lawyer in Long Island NY

Get Legal Help With Adopting a Child

At the Law Offices of Paul A. Boronow, PC we know that choosing to adopt is an exciting step in your family's life. It is also a complex decision, full of legal ramifications that require the dedicated counsel of an experienced Long Island NY family law attorney. If you are planning to adopt or are currently in-process but have questions, give our office a call today for a thorough review of your options. Our knowledgeable team has been helping families reach their adoption goals for the past decade and can do the same for you. Contact our Nassau County adoption lawyers at (516) 227-5353 for more information or to schedule a consultation.

In regard to who chooses to adopt, the New York Office of Children and Family Services suggests: "There are no typical adoptive families."

Who Is Eligible to Adopt in New York?

Whether you are married, unmarried, single, recently divorced or even a minor who has been emancipated by marriage – you can adopt. That said, New York courts require adoptive parents to be qualified and to receive certification from a number of agencies. There are background checks, medical examinations, home studies, financial reviews, and other guidelines to be met before the requesting family can fully take on the responsibility.

What Are The Different Types of Adoption?

There are a number of options that prospective parents have when choosing to adopt. Each one has its own unique set of stipulations and requirements, so it is highly recommended you speak with a family law attorney before taking any immediate steps:

Step-Parent Adoption

When a child is adopted by their step-parent, it is considered a step-parent adoption. In order for such an arrangement to be finalized, the biological parents must provide consent or be unable to do so for serious reasons. Step-parent adoptions can be quite emotional and require clear counsel to be navigated successfully.

Private Placement Adoption

In a private placement adoption, the adopting parents enter into a private contract with the birth mother or parents. While stepping outside the traditional boundaries of an adoptive agency, private placement is still governed by New York State law.


In the event of a re-adoption, the requesting parent(s) have already successfully adopted a child outside of New York and seek to have the adoption papers issued by the State. In many instances the adoption took place overseas and the adoption papers in question are in another language.

Confidential & Caring Representation from Nassau County Adoption Attorneys

Just as each family is unique, no two adoptions are ever the same. There are varying details and special circumstances for each one - that from a legal stand point - demand a customized approach. At the Law Offices of Paul A. Boronow, PC our New York family law attorneys understands these nuances and knows how to head off any complications, long before they develop. Something a general practice may gloss over or miss altogether.

To learn more, contact our offices at (516) 227-5353 for a confidential consultation with a dedicated family law attorney.

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