St Louis Legal Adoption Attorney
Adoption is among the more satisfying and enjoyable work that attorneys do. It can be a long process, but nothing is more worthwhile.
Adoptions are increasing in type and number, with step-parent adoption the most common in St. Louis County and St. Charles County. The crucial factor in any adoption is the willingness of both birth parents to relinquish parental rights, and consent to the adoption. Courts are reluctant to terminate birth parents' rights without their consent. Extreme circumstances such as "unfitness" of birth parents must be found.
Aside from consent, the process of adopting a child involves various fees, procedures, background checks, home studies and regulations.