Grow Your Family Through Adoption

Seek Legal Help from Our Skilled Family Lawyer

Growing a family through adoption is an exciting and emotional process. In the state of Iowa, there are several requirements that must be filled in order for an adoption to be legal. First, only married couples (heterosexual or same-sex) are legally allowed to adopt. Secondly, anyone can be adopted, but any person above the age of 14 must give his or her consent in order for the adoption to take place. Finally, the adoptee must live in the prospective new home for at least 180 days before the adoption is completed. Once these requirements have been met and all of the required paperwork has been submitted and accepted, the court can finalize the adoption.

Our Des Moines family law attorney provides legal guidance through the following types of adoptions:

  • Domestic adoptions
  • International adoptions
  • Stepparent adoptions

Is it Important to Hire a Des Moines Adoption Attorney?

Without legal assistance, the adoption process and paperwork can become confusing and complex. When seeking to adopt, it is incredibly important to plan ahead in order to thoroughly and adequately address every detail of the process.

At Hill Law Firm, we sit down with our clients to discuss every aspect of adoption in order to provide each client with the information that he or she needs to make the best decisions for his or her family. We complete all of the necessary paperwork on your behalf and will represent you and advocate for you throughout the adoption hearings. By retaining our firm as their attorney, our clients can rest assured that every aspect of the legal process can be well taken care of.

24/7 Availability Throughout the Adoption Process

Licensed in both Iowa and Texas, our Des Moines family lawyer has more than 30 years of experience as a litigation attorney in addition to his eight years in practice as a family lawyer, and is available any time to help answer your questions and concerns.

Call our office today at (515) 599-6160 to schedule a free consultation.