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 Douglas County, Colorado focused on family law cases can help the aspiring parents through the process, including dealing with adoption agencies.
The Metropolitan Lawyer Referral Service - The MRLS is sponsored by several local bar associations including the Douglas / Elbert County Bar Association in Castle Rock, Colorado, and the City of Aurora Bar Association. Since 1972, the MLRS has helped individuals and businesses during their search for an attorney in Castle Rock, Colorado. This non-profit and community based service screens local attorneys for their experience and good standing with the Colorado State Bar. The advantage of using a lawyer referral service includes the ability to talk with a trained staff person, pay a $75 consultation fee and receive an impartial referral to a local attorney with experience with that type of case.