Not all family law firms handle adoptions, but the attorneys who do appreciate the opportunity to help accomplish a goal that makes everyone happy. At Rogers, Kamm & Shea, we are proud to assist people who choose to build their families through adoption and step in to accept parental responsibility for a child.
Knowledgeable, Efficient Legal Counsel for Middle Tennessee Adoptions
Even a basic, uncontested stepparent adoption requires navigation of legal processes that may be intimidating and confusing. Our lawyers have an excellent grasp of the laws and steps; in fact, attorney Helen Sfikas Rogers led multiple seminars on adoption ethics and procedure earlier in her career. We can advise you on what to expect in terms of timing, costs and potential complications. Ultimately, our mission is to relieve you of stress and complete your adoption in the most efficient manner possible.
Based in calming, convenient office settings in midtown Nashville and Franklin, Tennessee, our lawyers are equipped to guide you through all aspects of the adoption process. While much of our work in this area involves stepparent and other in-family adoptions, we also welcome inquiries about adoption for same-sex partners and couples, as well as others who may need assistance with an independent or agency adoption. Our capabilities cover the spectrum of:
- Comprehensive guidance for families that wish to move forward with adoption by a stepparent, grandparent or other family member
- Procedures and conditions necessary for a termination of parental rights that clears the way for an intended adoption — whether voluntary or contested
- Representation of grandparents, siblings or others who wish to adopt minor relatives whose parents have passed away, abandoned a child or had their parental rights terminated due to findings of abuse or neglect
If you are seeking experienced, forthright and ethical legal representation for an adoption, we encourage you to contact us at Rogers, Kamm & Shea and schedule a consultation.