Lafayette Adoption Lawyer

At the Law Office of Cynthia P. Smith, we provide skilled guidance to adopting parents. The adoption process can be complex. By selecting an experienced lawyer, you can avoid costly and time-consuming setbacks. You can bring your family together as soon as possible. We bring more than 25 years of experience to Indiana adoption cases.

Family Adoptions

Many of the cases we handle involve family members adopting a child who is already a member of the family. We represent grandparents adopting grandchildren, aunts and uncles adopting nieces and nephews, and more. We frequently assist stepparents in stepchild adoptions. Our goal is to move quickly through the process to complete the adoption.

Private Placement And Agency Adoptions

We represent families in private placement and agency adoptions. Each of these types of adoption comes with its own challenges. When handling a private placement adoption, we will take care to see that no legal requirement is overlooked. In agency adoptions, we can review all documentation and help you understand your rights and the process. We handle private placement and agency adoptions for all couples, including LGBT couples.

Contested Adoptions

One requirement in stepparent adoptions, grandparent adoptions and other types of adoption is termination of the parental rights of the birth parent. In some cases, the birth parent may not want to give up these rights. These are referred to as contested adoptions. We are a dedicated trial law firm prepared to resolve these disputes positively.

Contact Us Today

To discuss your case with a Lafayette adoption attorney, call 765-420-8040 or email.