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Arkansas Lawyers Guide Clients Through the Adoption Process

Firm assists prospective parents from offices in Russellville and Little Rock

Welcoming a child into your home is a joyous event, but detailed adoption rules can frustrate even the most committed prospective parents. With skilled guidance from experienced legal professionals, you have a better chance of realizing your dream of adding a child to your family. Since 2001, Arkansas clients have relied on the Sanford Law Firm to guide them through domestic and international adoptions. From our offices in Russellville and Little Rock, our lawyers can advise you on each step of the process. We help clients understand their options and identify potential obstacles that might arise. From there, we deliver comprehensive legal support until the adoption is finalized.

Knowledgeable attorneys help people meet state adoption requirements

Firm member Josh Sanford has extensive experience in adoption law, including a groundbreaking verdict in the Arkansas Supreme Court. He and the other lawyers in our firm deliver knowledgeable advice on:

  • Documentation — We will help you complete the documents relating to health, finances, background checks and other necessary items so you can avoid unnecessary problems.
  • Age — The state favors adoptive parents between the ages of 22 and 50. Adoptees who are at least 10 years old must consent to the adoption unless the court determines that such a placement would be in the child’s best interests.
  • Family evaluation — Many agencies provide home-study services that are acceptable to the courts. Our firm will explain what goes into these detailed evaluations and ensure that you are ready for the inspection and interview.
  • Special situations — Every adoption has some bumps in the road, but we are capable of handling all types of situations, including adoption of adults and placements with relatives or same-sex couples.
  • Step parent and single parent adoptions

Our accomplished family law attorneys guide you through each step of the adoption process and outline the potential costs involved. We also advise you of your legal rights if an unexpected event, such as a divorce or a challenge from a biological relative, should occur.

Contact a diligent Arkansas adoption lawyer to schedule an appointment

The Sanford Law Firm assists Arkansas clients with domestic and international adoptions as well as other family law matters. Please call 479-880-0088 or contact us online to make an appointment at our Russellville office or our Little Rock location.

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Our Offices
  • Russellville Office
    103 West Parkway Ave.
    Suite C
    Russellville, Arkansas 72801
    Phone: 479-880-0088
    Fax: 888-787-2040
  • Little Rock Office
    One Financial Center
    650 S. Shackleford, Suite 411
    Little Rock, Arkansas 72211
    Phone: 501-221-0088
    Fax: 888-787-2040
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