Birth Parent FAQs
I’ve been privileged during my years of practice as an adoption attorney to represent hundreds of birth parents who have placed their children for adoption with loving adoptive families. I have the utmost admiration and respect for birth parents who make the incredibly selfless and courageous decision to place their child for adoption.
Can I choose the parents for my baby?
How much can I find out about the adoptive parents?
In addition to my personal feelings about whether a particular family is the right one to adopt my child, what other assurances do I have that the prospective adoptive parents are suitable parents?
I have living expenses and medical bills. Who will help me with my bills?
Does the birth father have rights? What if I don’t know where he is or who he is?
Each and every adoption situation is different, and we will help you find the most appropriate way to handle your situation with the birth father of your child so that you are protected and all laws are upheld.
How much contact will I have with the adoptive parents and my child after I place my child for adoption?
Can I receive counseling regarding my decision to place my child for adoption?
Can I place my child with a family that lives in another state?
I do not have money to pay for an attorney. Can I still retain you to represent me in the adoption?
We’re here for you. Please reach out.
As adoption and reproductive law attorneys, The Law Offices of Laurie B. Goldheim serve as a primary resource, counsel and partner to clients who seek to grow their families by contemporary means and methods, as recognized by the courts of New York and New Jersey.