Adopting a Family Member
Phone: 314.863.8484

Adopting Family Members

Adopting a family member can be a very rewarding experience but has extentuating conditions and circumstances that require the skills of an experienced family law attorney.  Adoption is an exciting and equally stressful time - even more so when adopting a family member.  Many times adoption of a family member can be a result of a non-existent parent, undesirable conditions/circumstances or for a variety of other reasons.

Nearly all courts prefer to have a child raised by a familial relative versus a stranger.  However, the definition of a "family member or relative" can vary widely from state to state.  In approximately 23 states, when a parent makes a direct placement request of a family member, the law provides for a streamlined adoption process.

The adoption attorneys at Stewart, Mittleman & O'Rourke L.L.C. are well versed in all aspects of adoption, including family member adoptions and can provide the legal guidance needed to efficiently navigate the complex adoption process.  As with any adoption, there are many steps and lots of paperwork.  Having an experienced adoption attorney on your side will mitigate the red tape and buearucratic process many people perceive when adopting a child.  As with any client, our attorneys work diligently to ensure your rights are protected and that you have an advocate.

Contact our law firm today to speak with an attorney about your specific circumstances.  Every case is unique and should be evaluated on its own merits.

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Stewart, Mittleman & O&acuteRourke, L.L.C.
231 South Bemiston Avenue
Suite 800
Clayton, Missouri 63105

Tel: 314.863.8484
Fax: 314.863.5312

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