Help For Your Adoption Needs

There is nothing more joyful in family law than adoption. The legal process of bringing a family together or creating a new family is always a happy time. That is why our attorneys enjoy helping clients even more when they are seeking an adoption. With more than 75 years of legal experience, Lynch & Pine services clients throughout Rhode Island.

If you are interested in our adoption or legal guardianship services, reach out to us online. Our family law practice is located in Providence.

While the end result is a joyous one, the road to a legal adoption can be long. That is why it is so important to get all the support and help you can get along the way. This includes a family law attorney who can make sure everything is done properly and through the courts in a thorough and legal manner.

Our lawyers help families with all kinds of adoptions, including:

  • Open and closed adoptions: An open adoption is where the adopting parents and the biological parents know each other's identities and often form life-lasting bonds so that the child can grow up knowing about his or her biological parents. A closed adoption is where parties remain anonymous to each other. Both provide good options for families who may have different needs and wishes.
  • Contested adoptions: Some adoptions are contested. For example, the biological parent may have abandoned his or her child and are now contesting the adoption. We can help you with this difficult situation.
  • Stepparent adoptions: A divorce does not mean the end of a family. Quite the contrary. In fact, it can mean the beginning of a new one. We help stepparents and newly remarried couples with stepparent adoptions.
  • International adoptions: When an adoption is not done domestically and instead overseas to countries like China, Russia or India, then it is considered an international adoption.

From the initial filing for adoption, to modifying an adoption agreement, we are there every step of the way for our family clients. Call 401-680-0921 to learn more about our adoption law services.