Adoption Guiding You Every Step of the Way

Dutchess County Adoption Lawyer

Helping Clients Through the Legal Side of Adoption in New New York

Adoption brings families together. At Lisa E. Hartley, P.C., we are passionate about helping individuals build the family they have always wanted. Our New York adoption lawyer has decades of experience navigating adoption issues and providing unwavering support and guidance. If you are considering adopting a child and need legal assistance, our firm would be happy to get you started on your adoption journey.

Who Is Eligible to Adopt in New York?

Almost anyone is above the age of 18 can become an adoptive parent in New York, this means that the following are eligible to adopt in New York:

  • A married couple
  • An unmarried person
  • Intimate partners who are unmarried
  • Someone who is still considered married but is legally separated from their spouse
  • Someone who is still considered married but has not lived with their spouse for at least 3 years prior to the filing of the adoption case

Struggling with Adoption Legalities? Contact Lisa E. Hartley, P.C. at (845) 305-5595 or reach out online for dedicated support in Dutchess County & Surrounding Areas.

Can Minors Adopt in New York?

There are a few circumstances in which minors may adopt in New York. For example, a sibling near 18 may adopt a younger sibling. Additionally, because marriage typically emancipates a minor, married minors may be permitted to become adopting parents.

Additionally, New York has a residency requirement for adoption. The adopting parent(s) must live in New York for a minimum of three months in order for the adoption to be finalized.

Start Your Adoption Journey with Our Legal Team

Adopting a child can be an incredibly rewarding experience for a family. If you have questions regarding the legal requirements or the process of adoption, consult with our New York adoption law firm. We can work out the logistics of a New York adoption while you focus on creating your family.

Ready to Adopt? Schedule Your Consultation with Lisa E. Hartley, P.C. and let our experienced adoption attorney guide you.

Why Hire Attorney Lisa E. Hartley?

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