Whether you are seeking to add to your family or you are already caring for a non-biological child, we have the experience you need throughout the adoption process. Adoption is a rewarding process in family law that empowers strength in families.
We offer services for:
- Step-parent adoptions
- Minor adoptions
- Adult adoptions
In Missouri, an adult over the age of eighteen (18) can choose to be adopted. This could result in a name change and an amendment to the adult's birth certificate.
In Missouri, a child under the age of eighteen can be placed for adoption by their parents, their caregivers, the Children's Division, etc. There are several requirements you must complete before adopting a child including background checks, a home study and an investigation completed by a Guardian ad Litem. It is important to have an experienced attorney to guide you through the process of expanding your family so that you avoid any unnecessary delays in the process.