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 Fairfax County, Virginia focused on family law cases can help the aspiring parents through the process, including dealing with adoption agencies.
Lawyer Referral Service (LRS) of the Fairfax Bar Association - For more than 20 years, the Fairfax Bar Association has sponsored a non-profit Lawyer Referral Service that helps individuals and businesses find a qualified attorney in Fairfax County, Northern Virginia County, Prince William (Manassas) County, Loudoun County, and Stafford County, VA. Each year, the staff takes more than 10,000 calls and makes more than 3,000 referrals to individuals and businesses searching for a local attorney.