Hi, Steve Kirsh and Yogi here, with the answer to today’s adoption questions. The question is: “Why do I need to work with an adoption attorney rather than just an attorney?
The answer is, that adoption is a very nuanced area of the law. There are special procedures and things that must be done. For example, we got a call from a birth mom, just today, she was working with an attorney, the child was already born, already placed for adoption, but now the father of the child is a problem.
The attorney didn’t know that the father could be given notice of the adoption before the baby was born, he could have even signed a consent to adoption before the baby was born. But, because the attorney did not know that and did not suggest it to the then expectant mother, the birth mother, the adoptive parents, the child, and for that matter, the father, have a problem that they did not need to have.
That is all because they were working with someone who was although well-intentioned, was note experienced in adoption law. So, if you have an adoption issue, you should be working with an adoption attorney.
At Kirsh & Kirsh, we have more than 30 years of experience, I have more than 30 years of experience, Joel has more than 30 years of experience. Grant has just started with us, but he has learned from both of us. So we can help you with your issues. Thank you very much.