Legal Services

Our adoptive families and expectant parents love that when you sign on for an adoption with A Baby Step Adoption Agency, they can provide all required legal services. Our director, Barbara Casey has been an attorney specializing in adoption and family formation law for almost thirty years. As a fellow of the American Academy of Adoption Attorneys (AAAA) and an Angel of Adoption award winner, Barbara can make sure your adoption meets all the legal requirements and that your adoption plan is seamless. Where possible, we offer fixed legal fees with no surprising hourly rates or extra charges.

Barbara Casey and our adoption agency will help you with the following legal services:

  • Full-service domestic adoptions
    • Consensual adoptions
    • Voluntary relinquishments
    • Putative and unknown father termination orders
    • Involuntary hearings
    • Finalization hearings for families by Skype or in person
  • Assisted or identified adoptions
  • Interstate Compact for the Placement of Children (ICPC)
  • Choice of law for shortest revocation period
  • Stepparent, grandparent or relative adoptions
  • Second parent or single parent adoptions
  • Legal representation of birthparents, adoptive families, intended parents or gestational carriers.
  • Contract and document preparation for assisted reproductive technology law
  • Embryo donation and placements
  • Surrogacy and gestational carriers
  • Refinalizations of foreign adoptions
  • Parentage orders
  • Specialized orders for your travel, passports, and benefits

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