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Adoption Laws in New York
At Adoptions With Love, we understand that adoption may present you with life-changing decisions. It is normal to feel confused and overwhelmed. That is why we are here to help you navigate the process.
Each state in the U.S. has its own set of laws and regulations regarding adoption. According to New York State law, the birth parent(s), adoptive parents, and adoption agency cannot share the same lawyer. Adoptions With Love has licensed social workers and attorneys throughout the State of New York who are available to share advice on the legal components of adoption – all at NO COST TO YOU. We provide ongoing support and counseling to educate and comfort you during your adoption.
In New York, you can only sign adoption documents after your child is born. This ensures you have enough time to think about your decision, spend time with your baby (if you would like), and ensure you are comfortable moving forward with adoption. Adoption is a lifelong decision.
Birth fathers who are married to the birth mothers must also consent to adoption. However, birth fathers who are not active participants in the situation, not mentioned on the birth certificate, and who do not have contact with the birth mother, may not need to sign the adoption forms. Adoptions With Love can help you understand more about birth father rights, and also help you approach any difficult situations involving the biological father.
Our attorneys are well-educated in New York adoption laws and are prepared to handle and inform you of all legal related information regarding your baby, from signing documents and choosing an open/closed adoption. It is our job to make this process as comfortable as possible for you.
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Support, advice, and guidance are just a phone call away. We understand that adoption is a process that does not end after giving birth. We are here to create a lifelong relationship with you to give you the support that you need, to continue your life after the birth of your baby. Making an adoption plan for your baby is a brave and positive decision. You are not giving up on your child; you are giving your baby a loving, supportive, lifelong family with which he or she will thrive. Adoptions With Love is a trusted and highly respected adoption agency serving New York. Whether you have just found out you are pregnant, or have just given birth, we are here to assist you in any way we can.
Reach out to our caring staff – Amy, Nancy, Jess, Kelly, or Brittany – at any time of day or any day of the week. Text us confidentially at 617-777-0072, or call us toll-free at 1-800-722-7731. You may also contact us here.