Top Berkeley, CA Adoption Lawyers Near You

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  • McDermott Will & Emery LLP

    Adoption Lawyers | San Francisco Office | Serving Berkeley, CA

    Adoption Lawyers | San Francisco Office | Serving Berkeley, CA

  • Scramstad Law, P.C.

    Adoption Lawyers | Martinez Office | Serving Berkeley, CA

    Adoption Lawyers | Martinez Office | Serving Berkeley, CA

  • Attorney at Law

    Adoption Lawyers | Redwood City Office | Serving Berkeley, CA

    Adoption Lawyers | Redwood City Office | Serving Berkeley, CA

  • Warren Major LLP

    Adoption Lawyers | Sausalito Office | Serving Berkeley, CA

    Adoption Lawyers | Sausalito Office | Serving Berkeley, CA

  • Modern Family Law

    Adoption Lawyers | Oakland Office | Serving Berkeley, CA

    Adoption Lawyers | Oakland Office | Serving Berkeley, CA

  • Gardner & Lewis, LLP

    Adoption Lawyers | Oakland Office | Serving Berkeley, CA

    Adoption Lawyers | Oakland Office | Serving Berkeley, CA

  • The Law Offices of John N. Kitta

    Adoption Lawyers | Fremont Office | Serving Berkeley, CA

    Adoption Lawyers | Fremont Office | Serving Berkeley, CA

  • Law Office of Pamela L. Marraccini

    Adoption Lawyers | Walnut Creek Office | Serving Berkeley, CA

    Adoption Lawyers | Walnut Creek Office | Serving Berkeley, CA

  • The Law Office of Indy Colbath

    Adoption Lawyers | Walnut Creek Office | Serving Berkeley, CA

    Adoption Lawyers | Walnut Creek Office | Serving Berkeley, CA

  • Pfeiffer Law, LLP

    Adoption Lawyers | Walnut Creek Office | Serving Berkeley, CA

    Adoption Lawyers | Walnut Creek Office | Serving Berkeley, CA

  • Hanson Crawford Crum Family Law Group

    Adoption Lawyers | San Francisco Office | Serving Berkeley, CA

    Adoption Lawyers | San Francisco Office | Serving Berkeley, CA

  • Uy Law Group

    Adoption Lawyers | South San Francisco Office | Serving Berkeley, CA

    Adoption Lawyers | South San Francisco Office | Serving Berkeley, CA

  • Rains Lucia Stern St. Phalle & Silver, PC

    Adoption Lawyers | San Francisco Office | Serving Berkeley, CA

    Adoption Lawyers | San Francisco Office | Serving Berkeley, CA

  • Van Ness Law

    Adoption Lawyers | Walnut Creek Office | Serving Berkeley, CA

    Adoption Lawyers | Walnut Creek Office | Serving Berkeley, CA

  • Law Office of Ariel Brownell

    Adoption Lawyers | Walnut Creek Office | Serving Berkeley, CA

    Adoption Lawyers | Walnut Creek Office | Serving Berkeley, CA

  • Brown Family Law Group, P.C.

    Adoption Lawyers | Redwood City Office | Serving Berkeley, CA

    Adoption Lawyers | Redwood City Office | Serving Berkeley, CA

  • Law Offices of Audrey T. Courson

    Adoption Lawyers | San Francisco Office | Serving Berkeley, CA

    Adoption Lawyers | San Francisco Office | Serving Berkeley, CA

  • Kraml Law Office

    Adoption Lawyers | Berkeley Office

    Adoption Lawyers | Berkeley Office

  • Dentons US LLP

    Adoption Lawyers | Oakland Office | Serving Berkeley, CA

    Adoption Lawyers | Oakland Office | Serving Berkeley, CA

  • Johnston, Kinney & Zulaica LLP

    Adoption Lawyers | San Francisco Office | Serving Berkeley, CA

    Adoption Lawyers | San Francisco Office | Serving Berkeley, CA

  • Lawhon Law & Mediation, P.C.

    Adoption Lawyers | San Rafael Office | Serving Berkeley, CA

    Adoption Lawyers | San Rafael Office | Serving Berkeley, CA

  • Dubroff Family Law PC

    Adoption Lawyers | Oakland Office | Serving Berkeley, CA

    Adoption Lawyers | Oakland Office | Serving Berkeley, CA

  • Law Offices of Paul H. Nathan

    Adoption Lawyers | Tiburon Office | Serving Berkeley, CA

    Adoption Lawyers | Tiburon Office | Serving Berkeley, CA

  • The Law Offices of Ethan M. Weisinger

    Adoption Lawyers | Walnut Creek Office | Serving Berkeley, CA

    Adoption Lawyers | Walnut Creek Office | Serving Berkeley, CA

  • Murphy Vu Thongsamouth & Chatterjee, LLP

    Adoption Lawyers | Oakland Office | Serving Berkeley, CA

    Adoption Lawyers | Oakland Office | Serving Berkeley, CA

Berkeley Adoption Information

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Are you Considering Starting or Expanding Your Family Through Adoption?

If so, this is an important time in your life. When people wish to start or expand their family but are unable to have children on their own, adoption can be a great option. Adoption is the legal process a person or a couple goes through to obtain all rights and responsibilities in caring for a child. While adoption may seem simple, a skilled Berkeley adoption attorney can help you make the right decisions for your family.

Different Types of Adoption

There are many types of adoption and different ways of adopting a child. Whether you choose a closed adoption where you and the birth parent(s) remain confidential or an open adoption where you are in contact with the birth parent(s) will be up to all parties involved. Adoptive parents also have the option of adopting children inside the United States or Internationally. Adopting a child of a different ethnicity is also very common. Many states allow same-sex couples to adopt as well.

How an Attorney Can Help

An attorney can often resolve your particular legal issue faster and better than trying to do it alone. A lawyer can help you navigate the legal system, while avoiding costly mistakes or procedural errors. You should seek out an attorney whose practice focuses on the area of law most relevant to your issue.

Top Questions to Ask a Lawyer

  • What is the usual process to resolve my case? How long will it take to resolve this?
  • What are likely outcomes of a case like mine? What should I expect?

An experienced lawyer should be able to communicate a basic “road map” on how to proceed. The lawyer should be able to walk you through the anticipated process, key considerations, and potential pitfalls to avoid. Once you’ve laid out the facts of your situation to the lawyer, he/she should be able to frame expectations and likely scenarios to help you understand your legal issue.

Does firm size matter?

For most consumer legal issues, the size of the practice is much less important than the experience, competence, and reputation of the attorney(s) handling your case. Among the most important factors when choosing an attorney are your comfort level with the attorney or practice and the attorney’s track record in bringing about quick, successful resolutions to cases similar to yours.

Common legal terms explained

Plaintiff – a person or party who brings a lawsuit against another person(s) or party/parties in a court of law. Private persons or parties can only file suit in civil court.

Judgment – A decision of the court. Also known as a decree or order. Judgments handed down by the court are usually binding on the parties before the court.

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