Illinois Stepparent Adoption Lawyers
Do you need help with a stepparent adoption? The experienced adoption attorneys at Jill M. Metz & Associates can help. Adoption law is a primary area of concentration at our firm. We provide compassionate and informed guidance to each of our valued clients.
Your adoption lawyer from Jill M. Metz & Associates will file your adoption petition and all required paperwork for you, and will appear with you at all court hearings. At all times during your case, you will have an experienced adoption attorney who will take time to listen to you, answer your questions, help explain the adoption process and work diligently to protect your rights.
We proudly serve clients in Edgewater, Andersonville, Uptown, Lakeview and throughout the Greater Chicago area in Cook County.
Stepparent and Second Parent Adoptions for Same-Sex Couples
For more than 35 years, our attorneys have been providing professional legal services in a warm and friendly environment. We pride ourselves on providing effective legal services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender individuals and couples.
Couples who have entered into a marriage or civil union should complete an adoption regardless of whether the child was born before or after the date of the marriage or civil union. Since the many states and foreign countries do not recognize civil unions or same-sex marriages, an adoption of your child who was born after your marriage or civil union is still important. If your child was born prior to your marriage or civil union, an adoption of your child is vital.
We offer comprehensive guidance to our clients throughout the course of stepparent and second parent adoptions, including:
- Termination of parental rights of the donor, known or unknown
- Filing of all necessary paperwork with the courts
- Attending court with the clients
- Representation on behalf of clients at all required hearings
- Completion of a home study, if applicable
- Securing the new birth certificate
Jill M. Metz & Associates will provide you with guidance through each step of the adoption process, insight into the possible questions the judge may ask, and answers to your questions and concerns. Contact an adoption attorney in our law office online or by calling 773-878-4480 to schedule an initial consultation and begin your journey through the adoption process.
Serving the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender Community and Friends in Chicago, Cook County and Illinois.