Serving the People of Illinois and Wisconsin for over Fifteen Years

Adoption

Adoption is a wonderful option for expanding your family, but the laws governing the process can be quite complex. Working with an expert in adoption law will help ensure that your adoption proceeds smoothly.

The Law Offices of Gerald T Dietz will:

  • Provide an unbiased explanation of adoption methods and resources and help you develop a legally secure plan tailored to your needs; 
  • Explain your rights and the adoption laws or refer you to adoption attorneys who practice in other states or internationally;
  • Assess the risks involved, including determining what costs are legally permissible and ensuring that the birth parents’ rights are legally terminated before placement is finalized;
  • Review and negotiate adoption agency contracts to ensure that your interests are served;
  • Clarify your options for post-placement arrangements, if any, with birth parent(s) and draft or review an agreement to ensure your best interests and those of the child are served.