How long does an adoption take?

A lot of people who are thinking about expanding their families will consider adoption as an option but they are unsure of where to begin, how long it will take, or what type of adoption may be best for them. There are so many factors that go into answering all of these questions and it is important to consult with a family law attorney who can assist you throughout the process.

Determining the length of the adoption process requires an examination of a number of factors. A lot of adoptions only take about a year; sometimes more, sometimes less. It also depends on the type of adoption that you choose to take. International adoptions have a tendency to take longer because of the varying laws that may complicate the process. It also depends on how long it takes for the court you file the adoption with to process your paperwork. Many times in municipalities with large populations, so many documents are submitted that the courts get backlogged.

If you are considering adoption but don’t know where to start, it may be beneficial for you to speak with a family law attorney who can help you get the process started. Our firm understands that adoption is one of the most exciting parts of family law and wants to assist you.

Paris P. Eliades Law Firm, LLC is honored to serve the people of New Jersey, including Sparta, Sussex County, Morris County, Passaic County, and Bergen County with the quality legal services they deserve. Contact our firm for a consultation today.