Helping You Create Your Family
Adoption is both a legal and an emotional process. At Fuller & Quigg, in Decatur, Illinois, our lawyer is dedicated to ensuring that the legal process is handled correctly so you can focus on the emotional aspects of welcoming a new member of your family.
Our lawyer handles all types of adoptions in Illinois, including:
- Stepparent adoptions when the biological parent is no longer involved in the child’s life
- Relative adoptions when the parents are missing or unfit
- Foster parent adoptions
- Agency and private placement adoptions
Our lawyer also handles minor guardianship proceedings when a grandparent needs to temporarily care for a child. Guardianship gives grandparents the legal authority they need to make medical and health care decisions for a grandchild under their care.
Adoption And Termination Of Parental Rights
A child cannot have more than two parents. When you adopt a child, the rights of the biological parents must be terminated to clear the way for you to adopt. Our lawyer will guide you through the legal process of giving notice to the biological parent if he or she is still alive.
Guardianship is an alternative to adoption if the biological parent may one day be able to resume his or her role as parent.
Guardianship Attorney Serving Decatur And Central Illinois
Call 217-619-0097 (or 866-375-6472 toll free) to discuss your case with an experienced Decatur adoption lawyer. We are located on the north side of Decatur with convenient parking. Evening and weekend appointments are available.