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Whether adopting a family member, a stepchild, or a child in need, we know the process can be long and emotional. The experienced attorneys at Kathryn Wayne-Spindler & Associates are honored to help you through this process and save time and money.

Before choosing to adopt a child, you may have many questions, such as: is this right for me and my family? Can I afford to adopt? Will I pass the adoption home study process? The experienced family law attorneys at Kathryn Wayne-Spindler & Associates can help you answer all these questions and more. For information on the fostering and adoption process in Michigan, please check out this link to the Michigan Department of Human Services.

Open or Closed Adoption

Open adoption allows for a range of situations, including a cooperative parenting arrangement that allows the birth parents to know and sometimes spend time with the adopted child, which is most commonly used when family members adopt a related child. While an open adoption might be right for some, many families prefer closed adoptions, meaning the birth parents and the adoptive parents do not obtain any information about each other. At Kathryn Wayne-Spindler & Associates, we represent both birth parents and adoptive parents. Click here to find out more.

International Adoption

Adopting a child from a foreign nation is often complicated and expensive. Even choosing a country to adopt from can be complicated, as different nations may have unique requirements for adoptive parents or additional costs. The attorneys at Kathryn Wayne-Spindler & Associates can help you through all the steps in the adoption process, from start to finish. For more information about international adoption, click here.

Birth Parents Rights

At Kathryn Wayne-Spindler & Associates, we know that choosing to give your child up for adoption is a difficult, emotional, and often confusing decision. Schedule an appointment with us and we will help you better understand all your options, help you understand your rights, and help you obtain compensation for medical and legal expenses in connection to the birth. For more information, click here.

Special Considerations
Adoption Home Study

The adoption home study is a pre-placement home assessment designed to investigate the suitability of prospective adoptive parents. Typically, the process is handled by a child placement agency, or other certified individual or group. A home study typically takes six to eight weeks but may be much longer for international adoptions. To learn more about the steps involved in the home study, as well as birth mother selections, click here.

Contact the law office of Kathryn Wayne-Spindler at 248-676-1000 to find out more about adoption options or visit our Milford, Michigan office.

Kathryn Wayne-Spindler & Associates have many satisfied clients throughout the five counties of Southeastern Michigan – Oakland, Washtenaw, Wayne, Genesee and Livingston. The Michigan Family Law Attorneys of Kathryn Wayne-Spindler & Associates have one simple objective: to handle our clients’ legal worries so they can concentrate on life and family. Contact Kathryn Wayne-Spindler & Associates today to learn more about our experience and success at 248-676-1000. We are conveniently located in Milford, Michigan. We help clients throughout Milford; Highland; Hartland; White Lake; Commerce; Waterford; West Bloomfield; Walled Lake; South Lyon; New Hudson; Wixom; Linden; Holly; Fenton; Grand Blanc; Flint and many more local communities.