Adoption

Experienced, Central Ohio Adoption Attorneys

At Hayes Law Offices, Inc. we are devoted to bringing children and their new families together. Our Licking County law firm offers a wide range of adoption services to accomplish this goal.

Regardless of your situation, we can help you get the adoption services you need:

  • Agency adoptions: At Hayes Law Offices, we handle agency adoptions through the Licking County Department of Job & Family Services. For many years, we have been working with the local government, foster parents and adoptive parents and have in-depth experience in this area. We usually get involved once an adoptive placement agreement has been signed by the potential adoptive parents. From there, we prepare the necessary paperwork and appear in court at the adoption finalization hearing.
  • Step-parent adoptions: When a parent remarries, a step-parent adoption can be an excellent tool to strengthen the legal bond between the new step-parent and a child. Hayes Law Offices guides families through this process, making sure things go smoothly so that families can focus on the things most important to them — each other.
  • Private adoptions: We handle private adoptions in the Licking County probate court, representing either adoptive or biological parents. These adoptions can involve a great deal of complex issues, and we guide our clients through this process to make sure that everything runs smoothly.

For more information on agency adoptions, step-parent adoptions and private adoptions, please see our adoption Web site.

Contact Hayes Law Offices

If you are considering an adoption, talk to a lawyer about your options. Contact our Pataskala law firm by calling 740-927-2927 or toll free at 1-800-536-8678 to schedule an initial consultation.