At Jarvis, Krieger and Sullivan, we represent both adoptive parents seeking to adopt a child and birth parents who voluntarily place their child up for adoption. The adoption process can be long, complicated, and emotional. We guide our clients throughout the process and seek to facilitate a smooth transition on behalf of our clients.
The first step to adopting a child is to determine whether you meet the criteria. We will assist you throughout the background checks and application process. If the adoption involves a surrogate mother who desires to place her child up for adoption, we must first ascertain if the birth father is going to consent to the arrangement and whether he desires any level of participation in the child’s life.
The final step will be a hearing, where we will serve as your advocate. If we are dealing with a contested adoption because of the birth father deciding that he wants parental rights, we will diligently represent you in your right to adopt the child.
We also represent birth parents who voluntarily place their child up for adoption. During this difficult time, we will fully advise the birth parent as to their rights and responsibilities under the law.
It is important for potential clients to understand that under California law, we are only able to represent one of the parents who are placing their child up for adoption. We have over 70 years of combined experience in helping birth parents with the voluntary adoption process and appreciate the gravity of such a decision.
The adoption process can be long, arduous, and filled with raw emotion. We will work on your behalf to complete the process quickly so you can start your new life with your new family.