While all parties may have high hopes for a pending adoption, the process in Oklahoma can be extremely stressful. If you are pregnant and considering having your child adopted, you undoubtedly have lots of apprehension and many questions. Likewise, if you are an individual or couple hoping to welcome a child into your family, you want to be sure you take all the right steps to ensure the legality and finality of the adoption.
At Denker & Zuhdi, PLLC, our experienced and compassionate adoption lawyers understand what you are going through. We are passionate about providing skilled, knowledgeable, and thorough legal representation to facilitate the adoption process. From our Oklahoma City office, we represent stepparents, individuals and couples pursuing private adoptions and state adoptions through the Oklahoma Department of Human Services (DHS).
Our family law firm helps individuals, couples and families meet the legal requirements for opening their home to an adopted child. We advise you every step of the way. In the case of a domestic adoption, the process includes:
If you plan to adopt a child with special needs, we represent your interests before the pertinent agencies, and in some cases can secure an adoption subsidy to ease the financial burden of caring for a special needs child. Special needs adoptions often require a period of service as a foster parent before adoption is permitted.
For foster care and Oklahoma state adoptions (through DHS), we can assist you with the application process and satisfying the other requirements necessary to adopt a child.
We have experience in interstate adoptions, which require special handling in observance of the other state’s laws as well as the laws of Oklahoma.
We are also available to assist in adoptions involving unique personal and family circumstances, including:
Our Oklahoma City adoption attorneys are experienced in all of the legal aspects of intrastate and interstate adoptions. For interstate adoptions, we can ensure that all requirements of the Interstate Compact on the Placement of Children (ICPC) are met.
Choosing the law firm to assist in your adoption is an important step. Denker & Zuhdi, PLLC has helped numerous adoptive parents and birth mothers achieve a happy result through adoption. To schedule a free consultation with one of our experienced and compassionate Oklahoma City adoption attorneys, call us at 405-946-5533 or contact us online.
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