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Advocating For Michigan Families Going Through Adoptions

Adoption can be a joyful, if stressful, undertaking. You will need representation from attorneys who understand the (practical) steps to take to finalize your adoption. If you are looking for this representation, you can turn to Herbert Machnik Law Firm.

Our lawyers assist Michigan families with every detail of adoption. As a family law team, we view every adoption holistically, taking into account the factors such as divorce and other issues that could influence the adoption.

We regularly help clients with:

  • Domestic adoptions
  • Interstate adoptions
  • Stepparent adoptions
  • Grandparent adoptions
  • Sibling adoptions
  • Same-sex adoptions
  • Foster care adoptions

Our services are cost-efficient. We give you a thorough cost-benefit analysis of the options available before we undertake them, which helps you plan financially. Through our pragmatic, cohesive and cost-effective approach, we have one goal: To give you a smooth path toward parenthood.

What Should I Expect From A Michigan Adoption?

If you are getting started on your adoption journey, you are probably wondering what the steps will look like. Everyone’s process is slightly different depending on the type of adoption you pursue, your relation to the child and your financial standing. A broad outline of adoption is as follows:

  1. Determine which method of adoption is for you
  2. Research adoption agencies and decide whether you want to work with one
  3. Consult a Michigan family law and adoption attorney
  4. Obtain the correct paperwork and file it with the court
  5. Take any training or classes required by the state
  6. File the petition for adoption

Although this list sounds simple, adoption is anything but that. Our lawyers work to remove any roadblocks, educate you about your options and protect your rights. Everything we do, we do to facilitate a timely, affordable and successful adoption.

Allow Us To Guide You Through The Adoption Process

Are you interested in adoption? Herbert Machnik Law Firm can advocate for you at every step. To learn more, call our Kalamazoo law office at 269-948-7600 or send us an email to schedule an initial consultation.