Whether you are the parent of a child who may be adopted or the party
seeking to adopt a child, legal representation is vitally important because
decisions can be permanent. Criminal background checks and child abuse
clearances from one or more states will be necessary in addition to
inspection of your home. It is essential that no steps be missed and that
all are done properly. At Stonesifer and Kelley our attorneys will guide you
through the process to receive court approval.
If you are a parent desiring to file a petition to terminate the parental
rights of another parent or if a petition has been filed to terminate your
parental rights, you need to know what Pennsylvania law provides about how
and when termination may be permitted. Our firm can provide you with
important information you will need for termination, and procedures to be
followed to defend a termination action.