Adoption Attorneys Serving O'Fallon, St. Charles, Lincoln, and Warren Counties
Adoption Lawyers Serving O’Fallon, St. Charles County, and the Surrounding Counties
Adoption is a deeply personal choice that requires sound legal guidance. Suddarth and Koor, LLC is here to help families successfully realize and pursue their adoption goals.
Adoption is not a simple process, but Suddarth and Koor, LLC can simplify it for you. We will explain the intricacies of the various types of adoptions and outline the steps in the adoption process. Suddarth and Koor, LLC will provide the necessary legal forms for each situation.
“Adoptions are without doubt my favorite kind of case to handle. It’s so rewarding to see how happy everyone is at the conclusion of the hearing.” – Andrew Koor
There are several different types of adoption, including agency adoption, interstate adoption, stepparent adoption, grandparent adoption, and independent placement adoption.
Stepparent adoption is very common, and can be a joyous time for a family. When a stepparent adopts, he or she agrees to become the legal parent and become fully responsible for the child of his or her spouse. After this type of adoption, the noncustodial parent no longer has any rights or responsibilities for the child, including child support.
Adoptions involve numerous initial pleadings such as a petition for adoption, affidavit for expenses, consent of the child if they are over the age of 14, and consent of natural parents. Our lawyers will file these and make sure they are approved by the Judge. No matter what type of adoption you are wanting to pursue, Suddarth and Koor, LLC will be there to help.