Adoption Lawyer in Columbia, SC
Get the Experienced Legal Assistance You Need to Grow Your Family
The act of adopting a child can be one of the most wonderful times in the
life of a parent or child. Not only does the act unite a family legally,
it also confers legal obligations for the adopting parent on behalf of
the child to which he or she would otherwise not be entitled.
Adoption offers many advantages to the child and adoptive parent, including:
- Couples and individuals unable to have biological children can become parents
Adoptive parents can obtain full legal
custody/parental rights over a nonbiological child
- Allows the adoptive child to inherit the adoptive parent's estate by
If you are interested in adoption or are facing difficulties in a current
adoption, talk to our team during a
Guiding Adoptive Parents Through the Adoption Process
At Carrie A. Warner, Attorney at Law, we assist all families with adoptions
or in obtaining legal custody orders in an effort to unify the family,
same-sex adoptions. We also provide assistance for individuals seeking
legal custody over a blood or non-blood individual based upon particular circumstances,
such as grandparents seeking custody of their grandchildren.
Because adoption guidelines are very strict, it is important that adoptive
parents retain a trusted Columbia adoption lawyer who understands the
guidelines pertaining to adoptions in South Carolina in order to ensure
that their adoption will succeed. If you wish to adopt a child, we can
assist you in this critical and life-changing event.
Guardianship as an Alternative to Adoption
Individuals seeking to have legal rights to care for a child may also seek
to establish a
guardianship. Legal guardians are responsible for many of the same legal duties as
adoptive parents, and enjoy many of the same benefits. However, a guardianship
does not legally sever the bond between a biological parent and child.
To discuss your intention for either adoption or guardianship,
contact an experienced Columbia family lawyer, at (803) 994-8171.