Every family relationship is unique. In some cases, it may be in the children's best interests to be raised by their grandparents, instead of their biological parents. If you are raising your grandchild and would like to pursue an adoption, obtain experienced legal counsel.
Preserving Children's Best Interests in Grandparent Adoptions or Kinship Guardian Cases
Grandparent adoptions can be fairly straightforward if the biological parents are no longer in the picture. However, disputes can quickly erupt if unfit parents are disputing the adoption or when other relatives contest the grandparent adoption. Since 1993, Greenberg Adoption: The Law Offices of Clifford L. Greenberg has handled highly complicated adoptions throughout New York. We understand the emotional sensitivity of grandparent adoptions and always work to preserve the children's best interests.
There are instances where you do not want the birth parent's rights to be terminated. If your child is in foster care, you can also pursue a kinship guardianship case and Greenberg Adoption has represented hundreds of relatives who wish to go down this road.
Are you interested in adopting your grandchild or a relative in your family? The court system prefers to keep children with their biological relatives, but the adoption process can become complicated when relatives are in dispute with each other. Contact our grandparent adoptions lawyers in NYC to learn how we can make this process as smooth as possible for your family.
Handling Grandparent and Kinship Adoptions Throughout New York City
Under some circumstances, courts may find birth parents unfit, allowing grandparents or other relatives to adopt the children. Incarceration of parents, child abuse, severe dependency on alcohol, drugs or other lifestyles endangering the children all constitute grounds for a court to remove children. However, it is not uncommon for birth parents to willingly give up parental rights. Reasons include duties to other children, poverty, mental illness, or the mere realization that grandparents or other relatives will make a better home for the children.
At Greenberg Adoption, we have more than 20 years of experience handling highly complicated adoptions throughout New York. Our background includes representing biological parents, grandparents and other relatives throughout the adoption process. We offer a comprehensive background so you can feel confident knowing we can help you navigate through the legal system in the children's best interests.
We Passionately Support Grandparent Adoptions
Our founding attorney Clifford Greenberg uses his writing and legal skills to explain the benefit of grandparent adoptions. He recently wrote a children's book, My Grandma Is My New Mommy. This book celebrates the loving relationship a young boy shares with his grandma who becomes his adopted parent.
Contact Us to Adopt Your Grandchildren in Manhattan, NY
You may have never expected you would be raising your grandchildren. When faced with the unexpected, contact our Manhattan adoption lawyers to make sure all the legal details are covered. Your first consultation will be on us so you can reach out to our firm without any risks.