Essential Guidance from Our Adoption Lawyer

Children make a house feel like a home, filling it with laughter and memories that will last a lifetime.

  • Are you a step-parent and the natural parent is not an active parent?
  • Does the natural parent evade child support, fail to visit or otherwise maintain a relationship with the child?
  • Do you want to adopt your stepchild?
  • Have you and your spouse decided to adopt a child?

When your spouse are ready to add a new family member to your home, let our qualified team help make the process as smooth as possible.  At Peterson Law PLC we work with couples throughout the region to unify their family units.

Unfortunately, many couples are unable to conceive, but still desperately desire a family. Adoption is the solution. When you and your spouse are ready to add a new family member to your household, let our qualified adoption lawyer in Chesapeake, Virginia, help streamline the process. At Peterson Law PLC, we work with couples throughout the region to help make their dreams of parenthood come true.

The Importance of Adoption

When you choose adoption, you are doing more than expanding the size of your family; you are also providing a forever home to a child in need. While it is not an easy journey, it will be much easier when you turn to an adoption attorney who you can trust. When you choose this firm, your attorney will work to make this process easy and stress free, for both you and your soon-to-be adopted child.

Backed by more than 10 years of experience, Jennifer Peterson and her team will help you navigate through the complexities of the legal system. In addition to adoptions, our firm’s lawyers have extensive experience in all family law and juvenile matters. We have handled cases involving:

  • Child Custody
  • Child Visitation
  • Child Abuse
  • Child Support

Support for Your Decision

Before embarking on the long journey of adoption, there are many things to remember. To adopt a child, the child’s legal parents must have obtained a court order to terminate their parental rights legally. Parents can also give up their status and rights voluntarily, though the action must be presented to a judge in writing or witnessed by a notary.

Once the legal parents have relinquished their rights, their child can be adopted by a new family legally. Staffed by experienced adoption attorneys with extensive knowledge of the process and adoption requirements, our legal team will stand by you throughout the process. Together, we work to help you find a child that will complete your family.

Contact Jennifer Peterson for a meeting to discuss your child’s situation. We proudly offer services for military and civilian clients throughout Chesapeake, Virginia Beach, Norfolk Suffolk and Portsmouth, Virginia.

Catering to Legal Parents

There are instances when parents cannot provide their children with the wonderful life they desperately desire their child to have. If you fall into this category, you need an adoption lawyer to help you through the process. Our role includes helping you relinquish your rights, place your child up for adoption, and select a family that you believe will provide the life your child deserves.

Contact our adoption lawyer to meet with us for your child’s situation. We proudly offer services for military and civilian clients throughout Virginia Beach, Suffolk, Norfolk, Portsmouth, and Chesapeake, Virginia.