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Portland Adoption Attorney

Experienced Guidance & Counsel for Independent Adoptions in Oregon

If you are looking to grow your family through adoption, our firm can assist you. We are excited to be part of this important journey along with you and your family! At Landerholm Family Law, we believe adoptive parents should be able to enjoy every step of this exciting experience without having to worry about legal difficulties or other concerns. Our team can help! We're here to manage the paperwork and other legal details associated with your adoption so you can feel nothing but anticipation and joy as you prepare to bring your child home.

Contact our Portland family lawyer at Landerholm Family Law today by dialing (360) 810-5054 or completing our online form. Schedule a consultation to learn more about adoption!

What Is an Independent Adoption?

In the United States, most adoptions are "independent adoptions." This means that the birth parent directly places the child with a family of their choice without going through an adoption agency or the Department of Human Services. Oregon law allows independent adoptions in any home of the birth parent's choice, though the adoptive parents must first undergo and pass a home study.

Why Do I Need an Oregon Adoption Lawyer?

Our attorneys assist with all matters involved in Oregon adoptions, including but not limited to:

  • Paying for pregnancy-related costs
  • Paying for costs
  • Paying for medical and legal expenses
  • Documentation for Federal Adoption Tax Credit application
  • Representation for adoptive parents in obtaining home studies and planning for an independent adoption
  • Assistance for birth parents seeking adoptive homes
  • Forming and submitting Continuing Contact Agreements
  • Cases affected by the Indian Child Welfare Act
  • Cases affected by the Interstate Compact on the Placement of Children

For more information, or to arrange your appointment for a consultation with our Portland adoption lawyer, please call Landerholm Family Law at (360) 810-5054 today.

About Our Team Portland, Vancouver, & Salem Family Law Firm

At our family law firm, we understand the importance of taking an individualized approach to working with clients. Our goal is to give our clients stability and confidence during a difficult time of their lives. From start to finish, we can provide the personalized counsel you deserve.

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