Fort Wayne Step-parent Adoption Attorneys

Indiana Relative Adoption Lawyer

At Van Gilder & Trzynka, P.C., we truly enjoy helping parents expand their family through adoption. If you have been considering an adoption, or are curious as to how the process works, we encourage you to contact us to speak with one of our skilled adoption lawyers.

Step-parent Adoptions: What You Should Know

In order for us to effectively represent you, there are several things that we will ask you when you come into our office for your consultation. Needed information includes the status and location of the child’s other parent, and the extent that parent is involved in the child’s life. This information will help us to determine whether the adoption will be contested or uncontested.

The process may require a Home Study of the place the child will reside. There is an extra fee for this Study and there are other administrative fees included in the adoption process. These costs are in addition to the attorney’s fees you will pay but are required by State all to ensure the child’s well-being.

Fort Wayne Step-parent Adoption Lawyers

We are here to ensure that the addition to your family is smooth and successful. We will fill out any necessary paperwork and see that it is filed correctly. When the Home Study is scheduled, we will help you to feel comfortable and prepared. We will be there from the moment you walk into our office, until the formal Court hearing when your adoption is made official.

If you are considering adoption, and think that the other biological parent might challenge the proceeding, it is especially important to have an attorney. Call our office at 888-255-7910, or contact us online to schedule an appointment. We are here to advise you of your rights and protect the interests of you and your child.

  • Van Gilder & Trzynka, P.C.
    436 East Wayne Street
    Fort Wayne, IN 46802
    Map and Directions
  • New Haven office
    435 Ann Street
    New Haven, IN 46774
    Map and Directions
  • Phone: 260-424-8132
    Toll Free: 888-255-7910
    Fax: 260-969-5361