The decision to adopt is intensely personal but has significant and complex legal and financial impact on a family. At the Law Offices of Paul A. Boronow, PC, we provide legal counsel mixed with compassion and care to help you understand your legal rights and responsibilities in the adoption process. We are Long Island Family Law Attorneys who have been helping families for over 20 years. Read the rest »
Many New Yorkers look forward to expanding their families through adoption. People just beginning the process often have questions about private adoptions. In private adoptions, the adopting family works together with the birth mother and adoption lawyers to complete the adoption process. Here are three of the most common questions about Long Island private adoption that our law firm receives:
If you’re adopting a child in New York, you know that a private adoption is often a waiting game. If your attorney has informed you that you’ll be waiting on a response from the court or another party, look at the available time as an opportunity to become as prepared as possible for the new arrival. Read the rest »
When a Long Island family first begins to consider adoption, they may question whether to pursue an adoption through an agency or via a private process. In any private adoption, it is important to work with an experienced New York adoption attorney whom you trust. Your attorney can provide answers to specific questions about your family and your adoption, in addition to answers to “frequently-asked questions” like these: Read the rest »
If you are thinking about adopting a child in New York, it’s wise to start your journey by speaking to an experienced Long Island adoption attorney.
Adoption is a legal process in which the parental rights of the birth parents are terminated and parental rights are given to the adoptive parents instead. New York allows married couples, a single unmarried adult or a pair of unmarried adults, and step-parents to adopt. Married individuals who have a legal separation agreement and have been separated from their spouses for at least three years may also adopt as individuals. Read the rest »
In 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? Read the rest »
If you are considering a private adoption, working with an experienced Long Island adoption attorney is a must. Your attorney becomes an indispensable ally during the adoption process, helping matters proceed smoothly and ensuring that your family has the best possible foundation on which to launch its future.
For parents who are considering their first adoption, however, knowing what to look for in an experienced attorney can be confusing at first. Here are several tips for choosing an adoption attorney: Read the rest »
Adoption changes the lives of both the adopting parent or parents and the adopting child. Working with an experienced Long Island adoption attorney can help you navigate the private adoption process more efficiently. Here are answers to some of the most frequently asked questions about New York adoptions.
Who may adopt in New York?
Under New York law, either a couple or a single person may adopt. A couple who adopts may do so regardless of their marital status or sexual orientation. Read the rest »
Long Island families have many options when it comes to building and maintaining their relationships. For many families, adoption offers a great opportunity to bring a new loved one into the home.
Just like other family arrangements, adoption isn’t right for everyone. Here are ways to start learning more about the adoption process in New York and to determine whether and how adoption is the right choice for you: Read the rest »
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