Columbia Adoption Attorney
Adoption Legal Services in Columbia
When you have decided to adopt a child, it is important to have an experienced attorney to help you with the process. Adoption law can be complex and you owe it to yourself to find a Columbia divorce lawyer who sincerely cares about your family, and will do everything possible to ensure that the adoption goes smoothly, and that all of the details are in order. A Columbia divorce lawyer from Masella Law Firm, P.A. has the skill necessary to assist you in private, stepparent, relative or any adoption. Our firm was founded in Columbia, South Carolina by Robert M.P. Masella in 1998. In 2000, the firm moved into its current home on Calhoun Street in Columbia's historic Arsenal Hill neighborhood, directly across the street from the Matthew Perry Federal Courthouse. With such a long history in our state, we have served families in the area for years with adoptions, and can offer the assistance you need during this critical time.
What are adoption laws in Columbia?
If you and your family have made the decision to welcome a child into your family, you may be unsure how to move forward. There are several requirements that must be fulfilled, and it is imperative that you understand how the adoption process works to avoid risk. Any resident of our state can petition the court to adopt a child, and children will only be placed in homes with South Carolina residents, except for special circumstances, such as in the case of special needs children, children who are being placed with a relative, or when an adoptive parent is in the military.
Contact an attorney from our firm today for more information about adoption. We are proud to serve Columbia area families in this important issue, and you can be confident that the adoption of your child will be handled with the greatest of care and as quickly as is possible. If you would like to adopt a child and need assistance, contact a Columbia adoption lawyer from Masella Law Firm, P.A.