Issues regarding adoption are quite diverse. All adoption issues will require paperwork as well as a trip to the family court.
- Stepparent – Stepparent adoptions in Michigan can be complex. In Michigan, in the case of a divorce, the non-custodial parent must consent to the adoption or the rights of the non-custodial parent must be terminated due to the court finding that the parent has failed his or her parental duties.
- Closed – Generally, adoption records are closed. During a closed adoption only non-identifying information and medical information is released. Further information in regard to a closed adoption can be release only if both parties consent to the release.
- Open – An open adoption includes the birth parents and adoptive parents meeting, sharing information and maintaining ongoing contact.
- Placement by Department of Human Services – Children being placed by agencies are subject to laws in Michigan established for the placement of children.
No matter what type of adoption you are involved in, it is important to have an attorney to assist you in navigating the Michigan laws regarding adoptions.
Adoption Attorney Gaylord MI
Navigating laws regarding adoption in Michigan can be confusing. Harris Law is an adoption attorney in Gaylord MI. If you are looking for assistance with a case involving adoption in Gaylord MI, contact Harris Law for a free consultation. Contact us by phone at 231.347.4444 or fill out our online consultation form here.