Child Adoption

Merrimack Valley Child Adoption Attorneys

Adopting a Child | Massachusetts Adoption | Adoption Law

Adoption is a legal process that creates a new, permanent parent-child relationship where one didn’t exist before. The adoption proceedings take place in court before a Judge.

Adoption bestows on the adoptive parent(s) all the rights and responsibilities of a legal parent, and gives the child being adopted all the social, emotional, and legal rights and responsibilities of a family member. Sometimes, court language will include the words “as if born to” to describe the new parent-child relationship.

Contact the Massachusetts attorneys at Berid & Schutzbank for a confidential consultation about your family law and child adoption matter.