When you decide to bring a child into your life through adoption, there are several factors that come into consideration. While it should be a joyous occasion, the actual process of adopting a child can involve complex paperwork and legal procedures that are not only physically exhausting, but emotionally draining, as well.
At Lee & Fairman, LLP, we can help you understand the legal process of adopting a child, as well as becoming a legal guardian to a child or an adult in Illinois.
Adoption Questions? Ask a Qualified Chicago Adoption Attorney
With more than 50 years of combined legal experience, founder John Fairman and our team of legal professionals have been helping families in Homewood, Hyde Park and the surrounding Chicago area with their adoption and guardianship needs.
Our skilled lawyers will use their wide-ranging knowledge of Illinois family law to help you understand the steps that are involved in adopting a child or becoming a legal guardian. We have assisted stepparents, grandparents, relatives and other individuals.
Because all adoptive families are different, we understand that no two adoptions are going to be alike — which is why we don't treat our adoption cases the same. Contact us today for advice regarding your adoption or guardianship situation.
Helping You Understand Your Adoption or Guardianship
Adoption is made possible when the biological parents give up parental rights to their children. Depending on if your are related to the child you would like to adopt (grandparent adoption, stepparent adoption, etc.), or are undergoing a private or international adoption (adoption involving a third-party adoption agency) our firm can help you prepare for any court-ordered investigations, adoption petitions and other related legal processes.
While guardianship is similar to adoption, it can involve minors and adults. Often, individuals create a guardianship for an adult family member who is incapable of caring for themselves or for others. Unlike adoption, parental rights are not relinquished to the guardian.
Contact Your Chicago Adoption and Guardianship Attorney Today
We invite you to contact Lee & Fairman, LLP today to speak to a skilled Illinois guardianship attorney about your adoption or guardianship matters. Call us at 708-365-4459 (Homewood) or 773-644-5915 (Hyde Park/Chicago), or visit our Contact page to schedule a free initial consultation. We offer assistance 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Payment plans available. Se habla español.