Ready To Adopt? Let Us Help.

If you have a heart overflowing with love, raising children is a natural desire. For many, the fulfillment of that hope comes through the process of adoption. Through adoption, you provide a loving and nurturing environment for a child and enrich your own life along the way.

The Law Office of Justin S. Eppler, LLC, finds that assisting families across Alaska with adopting a child is one of the most rewarding services to offer. When you bring a new child into your family, you want your memories of that time to be full of joyful anticipation. Nevertheless, the adoption process can be complicated and frustrating, and our attorney is eager to answer your questions and gently guide you through the confusion.

What To Expect When You're Adopting

When seeking the appropriate route toward adoption, you have many choices. We have the skills to handle the legal issues related to these and other types of adoption:

  • Private adoptions
  • Stepparent adoptions
  • Second-parent adoptions
  • Single-parent adoptions

Understandably, the state of Alaska wants to ensure the protection of all children, so you may have to undergo a home study, which may be waived in the case of stepparent adoptions. The home study typically includes these elements:

  • A personal visit to your home
  • An interview with you and anyone else living in the home
  • An evaluation of how prepared you are to be a parent and how able you are to support a child
  • A criminal background check on you and all residents of your home

The court or appointed agency may require you to provide letters of reference and any other documentation they request.

We Are Ready To Assist You

While these steps may seem straightforward, you want every possible benefit when you undertake this important and lengthy process. You will likely have questions along the way, and you may even run into roadblocks. Having a skilled lawyer on your side means having someone who can keep you informed and deal with the legal conflicts that may arise. Justin S. Eppler wants to be that advocate for you. Call 907-302-5930 or use our online form to schedule a consultation at our Anchorage offices.