What Are the Benefits of a Private New York Adoption?

By The Law Offices of Paul A. Boronow, PC on April 1, 2015

NY Family LawIn a private adoption, the adoptive parents work with an experienced Long Island adoption attorney, instead of working with an adoption agency. New York allows private adoptions, which are guided mostly by state law. Working with an attorney who specializes in New York adoptions helps ensure that your rights are protected and that the adoption proceeds smoothly.

Why should you consider a private adoption? What are the benefits?

Private adoptions are common in the United States. At least half of all children placed by adoption every year go through a private adoption, rather than an agency adoption. The benefits of a private adoption for adoptive parents are significant.

First, adoptive parents may play an active role in identifying prospective birth parents. Adoptive parents can also avoid the long waiting periods and additional arbitrary standards usually imposed by adoption agencies. Opportunities for communication between birth and adoptive parents are also enhanced, and the oversight of an attorney throughout the process helps ensure the child has stable footing in his/her future.

Adoptive parents have all the same opportunities for support services in an independent adoption. For example, they and their attorney typically have access to the medical and social histories that provide valuable information about the child. Psychological counseling and home studies can also be part of the process as needed. An attorney with experience in independent adoptions can recommend qualified home study providers and counselors whose skills are tailored to each adoptive family’s individual needs during the adoption process.

For adoption assistance you can rely on, contact the Law Offices of Paul A. Boronow, PC today.

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