Adoption FAQ

Adoption can be an emotional topic. It can be confusing and intimidating to think about making it through the adoption process. Despite the anxiety, though, you know it's a worthwhile journey.

You may have questions about your role as an adoptive parent, birth parent, grandparent, supportive family member or friend. It is important to get your questions answered accurately by someone who fully understands the legal issues that bear on your adoption case. In some cases, it is critical to have legal advice and representation from a lawyer.

Committed To Helping Adoptive Parents And Birth Parents

At The Law Office of Patricia A. Hendrickson, based in Orange County, our attorneys are committed to providing excellent representation to birth parents and adoptive parents. We can help you answer such questions as:

  • I am pregnant. Should I put my baby up for adoption?
  • What rights do I have as a birth mother?
  • What rights do I have as an adoptive parent?
  • How long will my adoption take? How much will my adoption cost?
  • What are the differences between a foreign adoption and a domestic adoption?
  • My child's other parent is not around. How do I pursue termination of parental rights?
  • What is the process to adopt my stepchild?
  • Do I need a lawyer to adopt a child?

Adoption can be complicated, both legally and emotionally. This website is not designed to give legal advice.

Contact Us For Specific Answers

Make sure you get the legal guidance you need. If you have questions about how to adopt a child, we can answer them. Our offices are in Huntington Beach, California. Contact us.