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Rhode Island Adoption Attorneys

Comprehensive Adoption Legal Services in Rhode Island

At McIntyre Tate LLP, our Rhode Island family law attorneys provide comprehensive representation on many topics, including adoption, divorce, and child custody issues.

Adopting a child should be a happy occasion for any new parent but in many cases, legal paperwork and other issues may complicate the matter and lead to confusion. Having a trusted Rhode Island adoption attorney by your side throughout the adoption process can alleviate the stress.

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Expert Adoption Representation in Rhode Island

Utilizing more than 150 years of combined experience in the field of family law, our legal team provides representation and guidance in all aspects of adoption to clients located across the state.

We strive to educate clients on the many facets of an adoption and help you make informed decisions regarding how to proceed with your case. There are different types of adoptions and resulting issues, all of which we are very familiar with.

  • Our Rhode Island adoption attorneys have the ability to handle the following situations:
  • International adoptions
  • Local adoptions
  • Agency adoptions
  • Stepparent adoptions
  • Open adoptions
  • Grandparent adoptions
  • Same sex adoptions
  • Adult adoptions

Supportive Legal Assistance for LGBT Adoption in Rhode Island

Our firm is sensitive to the needs of all adoptive parents, including gay and lesbian parents. We assist same sex couples in all aspects of the adoption process, from finding an agency to handling the paperwork and legal issues related to the actual adoption. It is important to our team that all couples seeking to adopt a child are treated equally.

Our Rhode Island adoption lawyers provide effective comprehensive assistance and advocacy to all of our clients, regardless of sexual orientation.

Adoption Eligibility: Who Can Adopt in Rhode Island?

In order to qualify for adoption, prospective parents must complete a home study conducted by a licensed adoption agency. This study includes state and national clearance checks, medical reports, and financial statements. The intentions of this are to ensure that the child will have a safe environment with loving parents.

Most adoptions are considered final after the child has lived with the prospective parents for a minimum of six months, although there are cases where the waiting period is dismissed upon good cause shown.

Understanding the Adoption Finalization Process in RI

In most circumstances, the petition will be filled by a lawyer or licensed adoption agency. Anyone who is currently living in Rhode Island may petition the family court for leave to adopt as his or her child any person younger than him or herself and under the age of 18.

Ready to Grow Your Family? Contact Our Rhode Island Adoption Lawyers at (401) 351-7700

Unparalleled Experience. Unsurpassed Service. Unmatched Dedication.

  • Every case prepared thoroughly for trial if court intervention or litigation becomes necessary
  • We are highly selective about the cases we take on & limit our caseload to ensure individualized service
  • We utilize networks of paralegals, support staff, & experts needed to leverage high-end cases
  • We work as a cohesive team to create concise legal solutions & compassionate client services
  • Five of our attorneys each have 25+ years’ family law experience – a depth of practice few others can match.