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Adoption Lawyers in West Columbia

Effectively Guiding You throughout the Legal Process

If you are planning to adopt a child or children, you need experienced representation to assist you with the complex legal process. This process is often confusing, lengthy, and emotionally draining. A skilled lawyer can help you avoid all of the pitfalls in the process while protecting your rights and fighting for your best interests. At Moore Taylor Law Firm, our adoption attorneys in West Columbia have decades of experience in resolving family law matters. We have a comprehensive understanding of this practice area and have achieved countless victories on behalf of clients throughout the state. Our lawyers can help you, too.

For more information about the adoption process and how our adoption attorneys in West Columbia can help you, please feel free to contact us online or call us at (866) 829-1242 today.

Adoption in South Carolina

The state of South Carolina has many different laws regarding all adoptions. Any eligible state resident is able to adopt, and any adult or child present in the state when an adoption petition is filed is able to be adopted. Children are only able to be adopted by state residents except in certain situations, such as when a child has been in foster care for at least half a year and no state resident has been identified as a potential adoptive home or when a child is placed with an out-of-state relative. Also, when you adopt a child, you need to have their parents’ consent. If the child is at least 14 years old, you need to have their consent as well.

Additional steps in the adoption process include the following:

  • A background check will be performed to ensure you have no history of delinquency, abuse, abandonment, or neglect related to a child
  • A full placement investigation must be completed
  • A sworn statement signed by the person or the agency that has the child, giving consent to adopt the child after birth, and this statement must be filed with the court

Our adoption lawyers in West Columbia can help you achieve all your adoption goals in a timely and professional manner. To schedule a consultation, contact us today at (866) 829-1242.