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Adoption Attorney in Joplin, Missouri


If You Are Ready to Adopt, We Are Ready to Make It Happen for You.

As a family law attorney, nothing gives me more satisfaction than helping someone adopt a child.

If you ask most people to describe an adoption, they will tell you a story of new adoptive parents bringing a child home from the hospital to their home and that is how their adoption story begins.

In the past, that has been the traditional adoption (private adoption), and seeing the new mom and dad holding their baby is amazing for all.

If you want more information on this type of adoption law, please click here.

However, adoption has many faces and traditional adoptions are no longer the norm. In my practice, I have seen an uptake of non-traditional/foster care adoptions.

Life happens and sometimes parents are not able to care for their children. Sometimes this is only for a short period of time in which case a guardianship may be appropriate.

Click here for more information on guardianship.

However, there are times the parents are not able to care for their children due to a myriad of reasons that range from:

  • Health

  • Legal Issues

  • Drug/alcohol dependency

  • Mental health issues

In these cases, the need for a longer-term solution is needed to care for the children. For many, adoption may be the solution they need to resolve instability and inconsistency in a child’s life.

Start the process of expanding your family today. We're ready to advise you throughout your adoption journey.

A happy client of mine graciously has let me share their happy day to encourage other people (and expectant mothers) to adopt.