Boise Adoption Attorney
Helping Idaho Residents Grow Their Families
When you choose to work with K. Mitchell Law, PLLC, you are choosing to
work with a compassionate Boise adoption lawyer who will help you find
a child who fits your family. Adoption can be an exciting legal action
for all parties involved and we will work closely with you to ensure you
complete this process correctly.
There are many legal forms involved in this process that, if completed
incorrectly, could set you back to square one. With our attorney by your
side, you have the best chance of completing this process quickly and easily.
For your complimentary consultation, call our office at
(208) 285-4272 today.
Laws & Qualifications for Adopting a Child in Idaho
Any adult is legally allowed to adopt a child in Idaho as long as:
- They are 25 or older (or at least 15 years older than the child they adopt)
- Have a stable source of income to support a child
- Have space to provide a safe environment for the child
- Complete an approved home study
- Pass a fingerprint background check
If adopting parents have contact with the birth mother while she is pregnant,
they can provide medical and living expenses to the mother up to 6 weeks
after she has given birth.
If the mother decides to revoke her consent for the adoption, she may have
to reimburse the prospective adoptive parents.
The Adoption Process
Individuals and families who pursue adoption in Idaho can complete the
process privately, through a state agency, a public agency, or an independent
facilitator. However, if you wish to adopt a child internationally, you
are legally prohibited from doing so privately.
Once the child has been selected, the next step is to bring the child into
your home. A social worker will perform follow up studies for at least
6 months to ensure the adoption is working for all parties involved. Additionally,
the adopting parents must finalize the divorce by completing a legal hearing.
This hearing will evaluate if the adoption occurred in a legal and ethical
manner and determine whether to issue a final adoption decree. After the
decree is issued, the adopted parents are the legal parents of the child
and any claim the birth parents may have to the child is terminated as
well as their parental rights.
A Compassionate Adoption Attorney in Boise
The adoption process can seem daunting and complex, but with an experienced
adoption attorney by your side, you are setting yourself up for success.
At K. Mitchell Law, PLLC, our lawyer cares deeply for all our clients.
Not only does she take the time to get to know each client and their unique
situation, but she works on completing each case personally. Our
family law lawyer is here for you during this exciting time in your life and is qualified
to help you legally expand your family.
Complete our online contact form or call our office at
(208) 285-4272 to schedule your initial appointment.