Adoptions & Guardianships

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Assisting With Adoptions and Guardianships

Adoptions & Guardianships

Adoption is a unique area of family law. Instead of families being divided by divorce, a couple or family can unite over a new addition to their household. While sometimes under stressful circumstances, guardianships can also provide much-needed protection for children whose parents simply cannot provide for them.

If you are seeking to formalize a stepparent relationship or protect a child from a negligent parent, contact my law office at 314-725-7600.

Handling All Types of Adoptions

At the Law Office of Barbara Graham, LLC, stepparent adoptions are the most common form of adoptions at my law firm. However, I can assist with any type of adoption, including adoptions involving:

  • Grandparents, aunts and uncles
  • Adoption agencies
  • Overseas adoption

My job is to take the steps necessary to ensure a smooth adoption process. From notifying the biological parent to the final hearing, I help my clients get through an emotional and sometimes legally complex process.

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When parents can no longer care for their children, close friends and family members often step in to take responsibility. However, those caretakers need the legal authority to make vital decisions on school locations and medical needs, specifically health insurance. A guardianship not only provides loved ones with that ability, but also helps to protect children and their best interests.

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For more information or to schedule an appointment with an experienced St. Louis lawyer regarding adoption or guardianship of a minor child, please contact me.

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