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Skilled Legal Guidance When Adopting A Child

Adding a child to your family through adoption is a wonderful event. But before you can welcome the child, you have to be sure how to handle the legal requirements.

At The Law Office of Daniel D. Kienker, LLC, we can help you take care of all aspects of this process. Mr. Kienker is an experienced South Carolina attorney who is skilled in adoptions and enjoys guiding families through the necessary steps.

Call 803-470-0447 to arrange a confidential consultation about your unique circumstances. We serve clients throughout the Columbia area.

What Legal Steps Do You Need To Take?

Our law firm handles many different types of adoptions. These include:

  • Stepparent adoption Even when there is a willing stepparent who is married to a birth parent and ready to adopt, it is necessary to make sure that the parental rights of the other birth parent are terminated.
  • Adoption by grandparents and others Grandparents and others with a kinship or caregiving relationship with a child sometimes choose to adopt.
  • Domestic infant adoption Anyone who is a South Carolina resident may adopt.
  • Foster care adoption To adopt a child out of foster care, you must go through the Department of Social Services (DSS). We will guide you through the required procedures.
  • Out-of-state adoption The Interstate Compact on the Placement of Children (ICPC) applies to out-of-state adoptions. It will be necessary to show the court that a move to another state is in the child's best interests.

Regardless of what type of adoption you are seeking, we will work to help you get over the procedural hurdles so you can welcome a new child to your family.

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