Adoption 2018-11-02T14:54:26+00:00

Adoption

Indianapolis Adoption Attorney

The decision to give a child a loving and forever home can be simple, but the adoption process isn’t always as easy. To avoid any potential legal problems when you adopt a child you need an experienced lawyer on your side. If you are considering adding to your family through adoption, Megan Wells Family Law Office can be your guide. With a focus on safeguarding your interests and protecting your rights, you’ll feel confident in your adoption decision.

We Represent Different Types of Adoptions in Indiana

Every adoption situation is unique. Yet despite the uniqueness, there are several universal, Indiana state regulations that must be met for each case. Let us help ensure that the process goes as smoothly as possible. Turn to us for help with:

  • Open adoptions
  • Agency adoptions
  • Private adoptions
  • Newborn adoptions
  • Contested adoptions
  • Non-contested adoptions

Why hire an adoption attorney?

Hiring a lawyer is critical for the success of your adoption. Lawyers can help you file all paperwork required on a state or federal level. They can also represent you in any hearings and/or appointments. In the case of a private adoption, an adoption attorney can act as a liaison between the expecting mother and the new parents.

The legal process you will go through is dependent on the type of adoption you petition for. Attorney Megan Wells is equipped and willing to handle any adoption case you bring her way.

We are by Your Side Through the Entire Adoption Process

The adoption process can seem unclear, which is why our Indianapolis adoption lawyer is here to help. Megan’s goal is to never leave you in the dark about what’s going on with your case. When you work with her, you’ll get great service, continued status updates, and your calls will always be returned. You can trust in her to assist you in everything from petitioning for an adoption hearing to scheduling home visits.

Whether you are looking to add to your family or help add to someone else’s receive the compassionate legal help you deserve. Contact Indianapolis attorney Megan Wells today!

Common Questions

How long does an adoption take to be finalized?

Depending on the unique situation of the adoption, the process can take anywhere from 3 months to 1 year to complete after the child has come home. This time increases for international adoptions.

What are the requirements for adopting a child?

To adopt a child you must be at least 21 years old, financially stable, provide proof of your marital status if applicable, and be willing to complete various requirements such as a home study, background check, and training.

How much does the adoption process cost?

According to American Adoptions, the average cost of adopting a child from an adoption agency is around $39,996. If you choose to adopt through an independent adoption the cost drops to about $34,093.

How can we help you?