A contested adoption is a situation in which someone with interest in the child (e.g., birth father, someone who lives with child and has acted as the child’s parent) disagrees with the adoptive parents attempt to finalize the adoption. To contest an adoption, the person objecting must do so either (1) in writing to the court within thirty days of receiving a notice of adoption, or (2) by attending the adoption hearing and telling the court his or her objections.

If someone contests an adoption it means at least two parties (the person objecting and the adoptive parents) are now claiming legal rights to the child. This makes things much more complicated. The adoption is no longer a process of filing the right paperwork and showing up for a hearing. It has become a fast-paced matter involving difficult-to-understand laws, legal wranglings and procedures, and high emotions. Your best option in this situation is to hire an attorney to help you navigate the process and complete your adoption so you can be together with your child.

Contested Adoption? Contact Brown Law

Attorney Marco Brown is an adoptive father who understands the difficulties presented by contested adoption cases. Marco will listen to your situation and do everything he can to finalize your adoption so you can be with your child. And because adoption is so important, reduced rates are offered in contested adoption cases. Call 801-685-9999 or 800-299-1016 or contact us online to schedule a divorce consultation.

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