Considering Adoption? Get The Info You Need.
An adoption terminates the legal tie between a biological parent and a child. It creates a new parent-child relation in every sense. John Shryock Co. L.P.A. has represented both adopting parents and those seeking to keep the tie to their biological children intact. We work tirelessly to see that children’s needs come first and the goals of the parents are met as thoroughly as possible.
Our Cleveland-area firm confidently handles all aspects of the adoption process, from when you are considering adoption through all of the finalization of the legal paperwork. We help stepparents, grandparents, third parties (such as siblings or other relatives) and other parties work through the adoption.
We can also assist in other family law issues that may arise and need addressing as the result of an adoption, such as child custody or child support matters.
Requirements For Adoption
While nearly anyone can adopt a child, there is a range of factors that are examined, such as:
- Age (you have to be at least 18 to adopt a child in Ohio)
- Financial situation
- Other children in the home
- Marital or relationship status (though one does not have to be married or in a relationship to adopt)
- Mental health issues and emotional stability
- Ability to provide a loving and stable home for a child
To discuss your adoption case with an experienced attorney at our law firm, schedule an appointment today. Open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, we also offer evening and weekend hours by appointment. We accept credit cards for all cases. Contact us today for a free initial consultation. Call us at (440) 373-7587.