Helping You Navigate the Adoption Process in Glen Burnie, Maryland
Adoption is an incredible, life-changing opportunity. However, not all adoptions are smooth events. A natural parent may be withholding his/her consent and demanding post adoption contact. At the office of Timothy J. Mummert, PA, we can assist the parties with resolving this dispute by creating an open adoption agreement through mediation.
We can help the natural parents and prospective adoptive parents resolve this dispute. Through mediation, the parties can discuss post adoption contact with the child (sending updates about the child, letters, or in person access). This agreement can be reduced to writing and submitted to the Circuit Court for approval during the adoption.
We offer legal help for a wide variety of adoptions, such as:
- Independent adoptions
- In-state adoptions
- Out-of-state adoptions
- Step-parent adoptions
- Adoptions by grandparents or other family members
- Adoption for same-sex couples (LGBT)
- Contested adoptions
Adoption mediation takes away the harsh realities of court enabling both parties to have peace of mind with finality and certainty. The natural parents can rest knowing their rights to the child are and the adopting parents can feel confident knowing that the adoption will go through. If you are interested in adoption or need legal representation, our law firm is here to assist you. Call our Columbia attorney at (410) 766-1100 to schedule an appointment.