Traditional Adoption

Traditional Adoption

New Jersey Adoption Attorney

A variety of types of adoption are available to New Jersey residents, and determining which course of action may be appropriate for you can seem daunting. At the office of Pine & Steinberg, LLC, you can be confident that your case is in good hands. Pine & Steinberg, LLC can thoroughly review your situation and provide you with adoption advice and experience. When you work with the firm, you can be sure that you will be kept in contact with attorney throughout the case and that all of your questions and concerns will be answered promptly.

Agency Placements

Agency adoptions occur when a child who is to be adopted has been received by the adopting parents from an adoption agency that has been approved by the state. There are many adoption agencies, and Pine & Steinberg, LLC can help you determine which agency is right for you. The prospective parents must meet with a caseworker from the agency and have a pre-placement report, or home study, performed. The parents must provide social history, medical history, financial status, and other important information. Once the parents are approved, the agency can match a child with them.

Private Placements

Private placement adoption is when the child to be adopted is placed with the adopting parents privately by the biological parents without the assistance of an agency. The prospective adoptive parents must still retain an agency and meet with a caseworker from the agency to have a home study performed. The adoptive parents must provide social history, medical history, financial status, and other information.

International Adoptions & Re-Adoptions

Many parents who adopt a child outside of the United States want to adopt or re-adopt in the United States. Re-Adoption in the United States allows an adoptive parent to obtain a United States birth certificate and a United States Judgment of Adoption. In some countries, the child is placed in the adoptive parent's care and the adoption is finalized in the United States.

Work with Pine & Steinberg, LLC

Numerous agencies throughout the United States place babies and older children with adoptive parents. Each agency has its own requirements for adoptive parents. The adoption process can seem daunting. To determine which adoption situation is best for you, it is imperative that you retain the representation of the experienced New Jersey adoption lawyer at Pine & Steinberg, LLC right away.

Contact Douglas Pine, Esq. to learn more!

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Hear From Our Clients

At Pine & Steinberg, LLC, your satisfaction is our priority! See for yourself what our clients have to say about working with us.

    "Grateful for exceptional service!"
    Lauri Steinberg and her assistant, Jenifer DaCosta, surpassed expectations in guiding our adoption journey. This remarkable team not only navigated the complexities with ease but also demonstrated patience and support with our many questions and concerns, particularly in working with the NJ Department of Children and Families. I wholeheartedly recommend Lauri and Jenifer for their compassionate and highly skilled approach to adoption law. We are truly grateful for their exceptional service.
    - Carl Kaye
    "Jenifer is amazing!"
    I emailed Jenifer out of the blue one day 4 years ago when I needed to do a second parent adoption. Jenifer was so personable and professional and handled our adoption so smoothly. When I gave birth to our second son, my wife needed to adopt him, and we reached out to Jenifer again. Again, a quick and smooth process! We are so happy with Pine and Steinberg!
    - Megg
    "Couldn't have imagined a better experience!!"
    Can't say enough good things about this practice and the incredible experience we had adopting our son! Jenifer DaCosta, the office paralegal, was always so kind and helpful and incredibly accommodating and it made the waiting and preceding days (and weeks!) so much easier! As for our attorney, Lauri Steinberg, her friendly, yet professional nature made for the most wonderful day in court! We couldn’t have imagined that day being any more relaxed and joyful and it is a day we will remember forever! Lauri put us immediately at ease and felt just like part of our big, happy family! We truly do appreciate you all!
    - Jason Becker
    It was such a joy & pleasure working with the staff of Pine & Steinberg! Jenifer was AMAZING & was always very informative & responded very quickly no matter the time of day or the question at hand. Laurie was so friendly & was very efficient as well. This entire staff made our adoption day & all that it entailed such a smooth, seamless & enjoyable one! I would HIGHLY recommend Pine & Steinberg to ANYONE who needs an attorney!! Thank you for an AMAZING experience!!!
    - Christopher D. Jones
    "Jenifer goes above and beyond!"
    We adopted our son out of foster care which was quite a long and emotional journey getting to this point. Thankfully once Jenifer stepped in she made everything smooth, easy, and most importantly- fast! She was prompt to respond to phone calls and emails from us, answered any question we could think of, and kept us in the loop with the status of our paperwork. She even helped us post adoption with figuring out to how update everything with our sons new name. I couldn't have asked for a better adoption experience and we are forever grateful for her role in bringing our son home!
    - Kellsi B.