How do you adopt a child

Adoption Attorney Felice Webster shares advice for adopting parents on how to find a reputable adoption attorney and why it is important to get a specialist rather than a general practitioner
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How do you adopt a child

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It's very important to have an adoption professional helping adopting couples when they are wanting to adopt. Ways that they can find a good adoption attorney are that they can go to American Academy of Adoption Attorneys website and look for an attorney through that organization. Those are attorneys that are invited to be a member. They have to be experienced adoption attorneys. It's very important to have an experienced attorney because there are so many aspects to an adoption that need to be attended to by the attorney. They need to know what the laws are regarding consents, regarding expenses, regarding birth fathers, regarding the procedures in the court, and so it's a very small practice of law. Not everybody does it and a general practitioner may not know about how to do adoption law. So it's very important to get a specialist. The relationship between adopting parents and an adoption attorney is a very special relationship because an adoption attorney is guiding the parents through a very personal experience for the adopting parents. So it's very important that there be a connection between those people.

Adoption Attorney Felice Webster shares advice for adopting parents on how to find a reputable adoption attorney and why it is important to get a specialist rather than a general practitioner

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Felice Webster

Adoption Attorney

Felice Webster has been an Adoption Attorney for over 25 years. It is her privilege to help families come together by adoption, both in independent, stepparent, foster parent, and adult adoptions as well as in re-adoptions of internationally adopted children. She is a Fellow of both the American Academy of Adoption Attorneys and the Academy of California Adoption Lawyers. She enjoys being a frequent speaker on adoption and dependency law at adoption seminars and for foster parent agencies. Felice has been married for over 35 years and has two kids.

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