Adoption is the legal process by which a person becomes the legal parent of an existing child. Adoption laws vary widely by state.
Adopting can cover a wide range of circumstances, from international adoptions to private adoptions. A grandparent, relative or stepparent may adopt a child under a variety of circumstances.
Adoption can be a long, complicated, an expensive legal process. A local adoption attorney in Marin County, California focused on family law cases can help the aspiring parents through the process, including dealing with adoption agencies.
According to its website, the Marin County Bar Association (MCBA) discontinued its Lawyer Referral Service as of July 1, 2014. The Bar Association of San Francisco (BASF) sponsors a Lawyer Referral and Information Service (LRIS) for residents of Marin County, CA.