Adoption Legal Assistance in South Central Pennsylvania
Adoption—Same-Sex Adoption—Stepparent Adoption—International Adoption

Adoptions are, primarily, a celebrated and cherished means of growing a family. They are also transactions and, like many transactions, often involve legal confusion and legal challenges.

At the Law Offices of Peter J. Russo, P.C., we can provide experienced help both in avoiding and addressing adoption law issues. We handle all types of adoptions, including:
  • International adoptions
  • Adoptions by same-sex couples
  • Adoptions by stepparents and other relatives
  • Grandparent adoptions
  • Adoptions involving a surrogate
Are you interested in adopting a child? Do you have questions regarding your legal obligations or have you encountered a legal challenge? Contact the Law Offices of Peter J. Russo, P.C., for experienced, caring help. Call 717-610-4399 or 888-743-4470.
Our two-member attorney team has handled numerous adoptions and has practiced family law for a combined 100 years. We can provide dedicated, knowledgeable legal help when your adoption runs into barriers. For example:
  • Is your child from another country? We can handle your adoption in the U.S. after you have accomplished your adoption in your child’s country of origin.
  • Are you, as a stepparent, interested in adopting the child of your current partner or spouse? We can pursue the termination of the biological parent’s rights, and work to establish your rights in his or her place.
  • Are you interested in adopting a child with your same-sex partner? Often, in lieu of a marriage certificate, agencies require evidence of a long-standing, committed relationship. We can gather and provide evidence like joint accounts and joint property ownership to facilitate your adoption goals.

For more information regarding adoption law in Pennsylvania, contact our office for an initial consultation.