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

    "Couldn't ask for more!"
    Lauri Steinberg's office exemplifies professionalism and excellent customer service. Ms. Dacosta, the office's paralegal answered all of our (many) questions clearly and patiently. She made the process so seamless, I repeatedly asked if we weren't missing
    - Nadine & Louis Sapirman
    "Highly Recommend this company!"
    We can't say enough wonderful things about this law firm. We used them twice and found our adoptions to go so smoothly and with no stress. The lawyers and staff took care of everything, so there was nothing for us to worry about. They made it quick, easy a
    - Natale
    "Mr. Pine made the adoption process seamless."
    Mr. Pine made the adoption process seamless. His office was mindful of my work schedule and tailored their contact accordingly. Amazingly, even on the day of court I was in and out within fifteen minutes. Thanks, Mr. Pine!
    - Merle
    "Thank you for all of your help!"
    We only new Douglas Pine for a short time. He helped our family with the adoption of a teenage girl. There were some typical state delays and his law office was easy, friendly and prompt to deal with.
    - Jenny
    "They are amazingly quick."
    We have worked with Doug Pine's office for adoption three times now. They are amazingly quick with paperwork, easy to work with and available.
    - Cheryl