1776 S. Naperville Road
Building B, Suite 202
Wheaton, IL 60189
New client after hours number: 630-690-6077
Wheaton Adoption Lawyer
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Wheaton Adoption Lawyers

Adoption Attorneys Serving DuPage County and Northern Illinois

Many family law matters involve families that are splitting up, but adoption is just the opposite. Helping a family grow through adoption is a wonderful part of practicing family law. Before an adoption is finalized, however, there are some legal proceedings which must be addressed.

At The Stogsdill Law Firm, P.C., we guide clients through the adoption process from start to finish. Our attorneys are skilled in protecting our clients' rights and interests no matter what happens along the way. We understand adoption can be complex, and we work with your family and other parties involved in order to ensure the outcome you desire, which is to expand your family.

Experienced Adoption Representation in DuPage County

Adopting a child is an amazingly positive experience, but there can be some pitfalls along the way. For example, biological parents sometimes change their minds and contest the adoption. Situations such as these can become extremely complex, both from an emotional and legal standpoint. It is important to have an experienced adoption attorney represent you no matter what type of adoption you are seeking.

Our attorneys are experienced in handling all types of adoptions, including:

  • Private adoptions, also called independent adoptions, occur when biological parents place their child with adoptive parents without the help of an agency.
  • Agency adoptions are facilitated by a private adoption agency or the Illinois Department of Family Services (“DCFS”) when foster children are adopted.
  • Related adoptions are adoptions in which a family member adopts the child. Stepparent adoptions are the most common, but other family members such as grandparents, great-grandparents, siblings, aunts, and uncles can adopt as well.
  • International adoptions involve a child currently living in another country.

The legalities of an adoption are very serious. When a child is adopted into a family, he or she has the same legal rights as a biological child, and once finalized, an adoption cannot be reversed. There are numerous laws, rules, and regulations governing adoptions that must be followed in Illinois. Our attorneys are knowledgeable about all Illinois adoption laws. We make sure your adoption can proceed smoothly and efficiently.

If you are interested in adopting a child or are already involved in the adoption process but need additional assistance, contact us at 630-462-9500630-462-9500 to schedule a consultation. We will explain what you can expect in the adoption process and answer any questions you may have. From our office in Wheaton, IL, we represent individuals and families throughout Northern Illinois including DuPage, Cook, Dekalb, Kane, Kendall, and Will Counties.

  • DuPage County Bar Association
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Rotary of Oak Brook
  • Martindale Hubbell
  • American Institute of Family Law Attorneys
  • American Institute of Family Law Attorneys
  • Top 40 Under 40
  • DCBA Law Firm of the Year
    DCBA Law Firm of the Year 2011, 2013
  • Office of the States Attorney 2006-2007
    Outstanding Service to the Office of the State's Attorney 2006-2007
  • Prosecutor 2012
    Outstanding Misdemeanor Prosecutor 2012
  • AVVO Clients Choice
    Clients' Choice
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