Adoption

Adoption

ADOPTION Each year, many Virginians add to their families by virtue of adoption. The process is relatively simple and the Virginia Department of Social Services dictates the process. Whether you are considering Agency Placements or a Non-agency Adoption, we can guide you through the process as seamlessly as possible. Outlined below are some types of representation our attorneys can provide during the adoption process. If you are considering adoption, contact the Steidle Law Firm today! Who May Adopt In Virginia Many different kinds of people adopt children every day. There is not an income requirement or restrictions on the type of home you live in. You must be at least 21 years old, have adequate space in your home for a child and be able to financially provide for a child. Both married and single parents are needed for children.   Virginia Adoption Home Study Everyone who wants to adopt in Virginia must undergo a home study, regardless of the type of adoption they are pursuing. A home study is an extensive interview and background check of all members of the household. The welfare and safety of a child is involved which means that the questions are quite personal. Everyone over the age of 18 must undergo fingerprinting and a criminal background check. There are also questions about employment history, your marriage or divorce (if applicable), your child hood, parenting skills and many other aspects of your life.   Virginia Older Child Or Special Needs Adoption There are many children in Virginia who are waiting for an adoptive family. They are children of all ages, races and needs. These...