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Adoption Lawyer Eastpointe, MI

Focused on building families

Adopting a child brings happiness to families, but a biological parent’s change of heart or an immigration setback can turn a joyous occasion into a stressful ordeal. At Law Offices of Kevin R. Lynch, P.L.C., we handle the complex legal procedures and frustrating red tape of the adoption process so you can focus on your new family member.

We help clients with the following areas of adoption:

  • Termination of parental rights
  • Private adoptions
  • Domestic adoptions
  • Stepparent adoptions
  • Relative Adoptions
  • Guardian Adoptions
  • Adult adoptions
  • Contested Adoptions

Our family law attorneys provide reliable counsel throughout the adoption process.

Careful approach to the termination of parental rights

Stories abound about birth parents challenging an adoption after it is finalized. These well-publicized news accounts reflect a real fear for adoptive parents. The suffering associated with a badly handled adoption affects everybody involved — the adoptive parents, the birth parents and the children who are caught in the middle. We ensure that both the birth and adoptive parents’ rights are respected so that the end result is a final adoption that cannot be challenged. We substantiate that the birth parents consent to the adoption freely and voluntarily to avoid claims of fraud, duress and coercion that can be grounds for restoring a birth parent’s rights.

Overcoming a biological father’s resistance to an adoption

The biological father has the same parental rights as the biological mother, especially if he is named in the state’s putative father registry and has provided support for the child. Fathers who are active in their children’s lives are generally opposed to adoption, whereas uninterested fathers are usually content to surrender parental rights voluntarily to be free from support obligations. When a father resists the idea of adoption, a court might terminate the father’s parental rights if the father is an unfit parent and severing the parent-child relationship is in the best interests of the child. Our skillful attorneys take all necessary steps to identify fathers and obtain their consent, or, when necessary and proper, litigate the matter of the father’s fitness.

Experience with various types of domestic adoption

An open adoption agreement permits the biological family to maintain a relationship with the child. The terms of the agreement are established by written contract and can include any level of involvement ranging from regular visits to yearly snapshots exchanged by mail. A closed adoption protects the identity of the biological parents and the child but may include disclosure of essential information such as the child’s heritage and medical history. Whichever type of adoption you choose, we meticulously draft a contract that reflects the terms of your adoption.

Contact adoption attorney in Eastpointe, Clinton Township and Warren, MI

Adoption has the potential to bring your family great joy, but only if you overcome legal impediments. Law Offices of Kevin R. Lynch, P.L.C. in Eastpointe, Michigan provides dependable legal services for adoptions in Eastpointe, MI and Macomb & Oakland Counties. Call 586-336-1088 or contact us online to schedule a consultation.

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Awards & Affiliations
  • "I recently hired Attorney Lynch for my child custody case. He was amazing to say the least. He was very thorough, kept me informed during the whole process, and answered every question I had during the case promptly. I will definitely recommend him to all my family and friends in need of legal help in the future.” Jason B., Child Custody"

  • "After 10 years of marriage, he made it possible for me to keep all my pension." Divorce client"

  • "Mr. Lynch was very friendly and courteous. The best part is that you are able to talk to him personally. He took care of our worries and he always consulted us with everything. He definitely will be our lawyer and I will definitely recommend him to my friends and family.” Joanne C."

  • "Although my divorce case was longer and more difficult than I expected, Kevin was efficient in resolving problems that came up. Throughout the process I was confident that Kevin was out for my best interest and represented me well.” – Bruce B. former divorce client"

  • "Kevin was clear and decisive on the path needed to be taken and he followed through successfully.” – Anonymous, former criminal client"

  • "Did a great job on my family case. Have not seen an attorney like him in 30 years. Willing to work with his clients. I would highly recommend him to work on your case.” – Brenda G., former custody and adoption client"

  • "Mr. Lynch is probably the most efficient person I’ve ever dealt with.” –Robert M., former personal injury client"

  • Eastpointe Office
    17200 E. 10 Mile Road
    Suite 100
    Eastpointe, Michigan 48021
    Phone: 586-336-1088
    Fax: 586-776-4680
  • Clinton Township Office
    16931 Nineteen Mile Road
    Suite 100
    Clinton Township, Michigan 48038
    Phone: 586-885-8774
    Fax: 586-776-4680