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Los Angeles Adoption Attorney

Considering an Adoption?

Adoption is an exciting time in a family's life and, with the help of knowledgeable and experienced family law attorneys, the process can be smoothly completed by all parties involved. Whether you are adopting a family member, pursuing adoption after a long journey through infertility, or blending two families together, adoption is a lengthy but beautiful and emotional process.

According to California law, an adult who is at least 10 years older than the child can adopt. As stated in California Family Code Section 8601(b), the court "has discretion to grant an adoption without regard to the age of the child and the prospective adoptive parent or parents, provided the prospective adoptive parent(s) is a stepparent, sibling, aunt, uncle, or first cousin or, if that person is married, by that person and his or her spouse, and the court finds the adoption is in the best interest of the child."


A Los Angeles adoption lawyer at Castellanos & Associates, APLC can help you complete the adoption process in California. Call today to start the legal process!


Build Your Family Through Adoption

In California, there are several different forms of adoption, including:

  • Stepparent adoption
  • Agency adoption
  • Adult adoption
  • Independent adoption
  • Indian child adoption under the provisions of the Indian Child Welfare Act of 1978

The majority of adoptions occur through the independent adoption procedure, but no matter what procedure is chosen, the necessary steps involved will be determined by the adoption method. No matter what, our skilled and compassionate adoption lawyers are sensitive to your unique experiences and family situation, and our Los Angeles family law firm can guide you through every step of the legal process.

Family Legal Support in California

For a free case consultation, call us today. One of our knowledgable Los Angeles family law attorneys can sit down with you to discuss the details of your adoption and help you develop a plan to make the adoption process as enjoyable as possible.