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Adoption Attorneys in Lynchburg
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Adopting a child can be a fulfilling experience for those looking to begin or grow their family. If you would like to adopt a child, it is important to hire an experienced legal team to guide you through the process and help you become familiar with the state’s adoption laws. At A. R. Pike Law Firm in Lynchburg, our adoption attorneys will help you navigate every step of the process.
Reach out to our law firm today at (434) 264-5444 to set up a consultation with one of our attorneys to begin the process of adoption.
Adopting a Child in Virginia
In Virginia, adoptive parents must be at least 18 years of age. There are no requirements when it comes to marriage or being in a relationship, which means that anyone, including widows, singles, divorcees, and same-sex couples can adopt a child. That said, there are still some requirements all prospective adoptive parents must meet.
For example, being convicted of the following offenses will result in your inability to adopt a child in Virginia:
- Manslaughter or murder
- Physical or sexual assault
- Crimes that involve children
- Substance abuse
- Use of a weapon in a violent crime
- Violating a protective order
- Possession of child pornography
Adoptive parents must also attend orientation and about 4 to 6 training sessions. The training sessions are led by foster parents and adoption social workers. Additionally, other specialists, such as therapists, psychologists, and physical health clinicians will be present to offer future adoptive parents advice and information on a variety of topics.
Lastly, one of the most essential steps in adopting a child is completing a home study, which will involve documentation, an in-home visit, and a home inspection. Let our adoption team assist you, so you can smoothly navigate the process.
Work with Our Experienced Adoption Team in Lynchburg Today!
If you are planning to adopt a child, do not hesitate to contact a knowledgeable adoption attorney to help guide you through it. At A. R. Pike Law Firm in Lynchburg, our adoption attorneys are committed to assisting clients with the process of growing their family. You can rely on us to provide the compassionate and knowledgeable legal support you need.