Adoption is the process by which a parent and child relationship is legally formed between individuals who are not related by blood. Family Law Associates of Richmond can assist families in various types of adoption, including:


Private Adoptions (also known as parental placement adoptions) — where a birth parent or parents choose the adoptive parent(s) directly

Agency Adoptions – where the birth parent enters into an agreement with an adoption agency and the agency places the child with the adoptive parent(s)

Step-parent Adoptions – where a parent desires for his or her child to be adopted by their spouse

Close Relative Adoptions – where the child is adopted by their grandparent(s), aunt, uncle, or adult niece, nephew or sibling

International Adoptions (including “re-adoption”) – where, through an agency, the child is adopted from a foreign country