LaRocca Hornik Rosen Greenberg & Patti LLC in Freehold, New Jersey, provides results-oriented services and representation in all aspects of adoptions.
We can assist you regarding:
- Private adoptions
- Stepparent adoptions
- Adoptions by grandparents and other relatives
- Adoptions by same-sex couples
- Contested adoptions
Our law firm serves clients throughout central New Jersey, including Monmouth County, Ocean County and Middlesex County.
The New Jersey Adoption Process
The process starts with the filing of an adoption petition. In most private and relative adoption cases, an approved agency must complete an adoption investigation. A preliminary hearing is usually scheduled within 2-3 months of the filing of the complaint, at which time the parental rights of one or both birth parents will be terminated, and the court determines if the child is fit for adoption and that the adoptive parents are fit. The final hearing is 6 months after the preliminary hearing after the supervisory visits are completed by the approved agency.
When representing adoptive parents, our attorneys seek to complete the process in a timely, efficient and cost-effective manner. We can prepare and file all necessary paperwork, help you prepare for interviews or home visits by agency personnel, and represent you in court.
A biological parent who has custodial rights must relinquish his or her parental rights, either voluntarily or court order. We represent both biological and adoptive parents in contested adoption cases.
Our attorneys are experienced trial advocates with a record of success in family law litigation. We will vigorously represent you, working hard to protect your rights and achieve your goals.
Contact A Lawyer
Call LaRocca Hornik Rosen Greenberg & Patti LLC at 732-246-2112, or submit an inquiry form to schedule a consultation about an adoption in New Jersey.