Creating your Family through adoption and guardianship
Our firm would be honored to assist you as you add your new family member through an adoption or guardianship. Good legal advice is key, and we pride ourselves in being experienced client centered attorneys.
Guiding your family through the process.
Adoption is a joyful and wonderful event. It is important to choose an adoption lawyer who is familiar with the adoption process. As your adoption attorney, my goal is to educate you through the entire process with an overview of what to expect. Read more.
Guardianship will allow you to step in and act in the full capacity of parents to protect the child's interest. I can provide you with individual care and service tailed to meet your needs. Read more.
What to Do if You Think You’ll Never Be Able to Afford Adoption
Frequently, people will assume that adoptions are cost prohibitive for their family. However, we like to provide our families with information and ideas on how to make an adoption fit with your family’s financial needs. First, adoptions through Oklahoma Department of Human Services offer the adoptive families a subsidy to help cover legal expenses, medical coverage for the adopted child, and in certain circumstances a monthly subsidy payment and child care resources. Second, the Internal Revenue Service offers an adoption tax credit. The maximum amount for 2016 was $13,460 per child. You can read more about the adoption tax credit on the IRS website (https://www.irs.gov/taxtopics/tc607.html) Third, Military families may be eligible for adoption reimbursement, and other subsidies. Fourth, Many employers will offer adoption benefits. You should inquire with your employer’s human resource department as to whether your employer offers adoption benefits.