What to expect after an independent adoption is finalized

After an independent adoption is finalized, there are several things that you can expect:

Legal recognition: The adoption will be legally recognized by the courts, and the adoptive parents will have all the legal rights and responsibilities of biological parents.

Birth certificate changes: A new birth certificate will be issued with the adoptive parents’ names listed as the child’s parents.

Termination of parental rights: The biological parents’ parental rights will be terminated, and they will no longer have any legal relationship with the child.

Name change: The child’s name may be changed to reflect their new family.

Emotional adjustment: The child may need time to adjust emotionally to their new family and surroundings. Adoptive parents can support their child by providing a stable and loving environment.

Post-adoption support: Many adoption agencies offer post-adoption support services, such as counseling and support groups, to help adoptive families navigate any challenges that may arise.

Ongoing contact: Depending on the circumstances, the adoptive family may have ongoing contact with the biological family, such as through open adoption agreements.

It’s important to keep in mind that adoption is a lifelong process, and adoptive families may face unique challenges and joys at different stages of their journey. By staying informed and seeking support when needed, adoptive families can provide a loving and stable home for their child.

If you are ready to start the adoption process contact our adoption attorney, Chirnese L. Liverpool at (818) 714-2200 or click here to get started.

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