What to Look For in an Adoption Attorney

The right adoption attorney for your family can be hard to find.

Rebekah Yahoves May 31, 2018

You’ve decided to go pursue a private adoption. Wonderful! There are many well-established and respected lawyers available who specialize in adoption. Using an adoption attorney can be less costly than going through an agency and is a domestic alternative that allows for a closed adoption option. Selecting the right lawyer is key. Here are some suggestions for choosing well:


An Attorney Who Comes Recommended
1. An Attorney Who Comes Recommended

According to Jeanine Castagna, a successful adoption lawyer in New York, “adoption is an emotional process, so finding an attorney that is compassionate and sensitive to the issues involved is very important.” If you feel that an attorney is not clueing in on your nervousness, confusion, or hopefulness about various matters, it is time to continue your search for the right lawyer.

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Rebekah Yahoves

Rebekah Yahoves is a writer, mother, and music teacher from Long Island. In 2016, she adopted three school-aged siblings from Poland at the same time. When she isn't constructing casseroles or tuning violins, Rebekah likes to go on tea binges and read.

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