Your Dedicated Partner In The Adoption Journey

An Adoption Lawyer Protecting The Rights And Interests Of Expectant Parents

When many people think of adoption, their minds immediately turn to the baby and the adoptive parents. They may overlook the crucial role that expectant mothers (or expectant parents) play in the adoption process and the difficulties expectant parents must contend with. But the person or people choosing to place a child for adoption have needs and rights, and they deserve to be both protected and respected.

If you are a pregnant woman or a couple considering direct-placement adoption in Michigan, you can find the supportive legal help you need by contacting The Law Office Of Teri B. Rosenzweig PLC. I bring more than three decades of legal experience to each case, and my practice has been exclusively focused on adoption law since 2008. The majority of clients I represent are women who have made the noble but often difficult decision to place their biological child for adoption. I understand what you are going through, and I know how to help.

How An Adoption Attorney Supports Expectant Mothers/Parents

I am ready to assist you at every stage of the private adoption process. Here are the benefits of hiring an experienced adoption attorney like me:

  • Legal advice and counseling: I will explain your rights and the adoption process to you, ensuring you understand the legal aspects of relinquishing parental rights and what steps are involved.
  • Document preparation and review: My firm will handle all the necessary paperwork, such as consent forms and other legal documents, making sure everything is correct and that you fully understand what you are signing.
  • Ensuring informed consent: I make sure that your decision to give up your child for adoption is voluntary and that you are not being pressured. I will explain all your options so you can make an informed choice.
  • Court representation: If there are court hearings, I will represent you, presenting your case and ensuring your voice is heard.
  • Communication: I can act as a go-between for you and the prospective adoptive parents (and their attorney), helping to facilitate discussions and agreements.
  • Support services: A full-service attorney looks to assist with all of their clients’ needs. I will work tirelessly to help you access support services such as counseling, financial aid and medical care, all of which can be critical during this time.
  • Post-adoption assistance: Even after the adoption is finalized, my firm can assist with any legal questions or issues that come up, such as questions about agreements for future contact with the child.

I am one of approximately 10 Michigan attorneys focused solely on adoption law. I have counseled countless other clients through the circumstances you are facing right now. I know I can help you, too.

What If You Change Your Mind?

Many expectant mothers want to know what happens if they are unsure or change their minds. Voluntarily terminating parental rights is a major decision, and no one can fault you for having doubts or second thoughts. You should know that there are opportunities throughout the process to change your mind, and adoptive parents understand that this is one risk associated with adoption.

As mentioned above, I will be there to inform you of your rights and legal options at all stages of the adoption process. I can’t make such an important decision for you, but I can ensure that your decisions are not swayed by undue pressure or misinformation from others.

Adoption Is A Big Deal – Let A Seasoned Legal Professional Guide You Through It

Teri B. Rosenzweig PLC is based in West Bloomfield Township, but I represent clients throughout the state of Michigan. I am a fellow of the Academy of Adoption and Assisted Reproduction Attorneys and have a strong network of adoption law colleagues throughout the U.S. to help facilitate interstate adoptions.

To learn more about how I can help you, I invite you to schedule a free initial consultation. Just call 248-220-3870 or send me a message online.