Jefferson County Adoption Lawyer
Attorney Joseph R. Kemp understands the joy, the stress and all of the other emotions involved in adopting a child. He is an adoptive parent himself. He takes pride in using his 20-plus years of experience to help people in Leeds and the surrounding communities in St. Clair County, Shelby County, Talladega County and Jefferson County, Alabama, navigate the complexities of the adoption process. If you are interested in adopting a child, you can benefit from his caring and compassionate representation.
“As a parent who has adopted a child in Alabama, I have faced the frustration and challenges of working through the complicated Alabama Adoption Code that controls each adoption case. I understand the emotional issues that you face through every step, until your child is safely home with you.” Attorney Joseph R. Kemp
Help In All Types Of Adoption
Joseph R. Kemp handles all types of adoption, including:
- Private placement adoption
- Stepparent adoption
- Relative adoption
- Foster care adoption
Perhaps you have already had discussions with a pregnant mother who has agreed to let you adopt her child. Perhaps you are a stepparent who wants to make your relationship with your stepchild official. Perhaps you are an aunt, uncle, grandparent or other relative who wants to adopt a family member. Perhaps you are a foster parent who wants to adopt your foster child. Whatever the case may be, lawyer Joseph R. Kemp can help you make your family whole as soon as possible, ensuring that there are no missteps along the way.
In order for a person to adopt a child, the child’s birth parents have to terminate their parental rights. Sometimes, they do not agree to do so, even though the adoption is clearly what is best for the child. This often happens in cases of child abandonment, when the birth parent has not been fulfilling her or his responsibility for some time, but then attempts to return to the child’s life when the child is up for adoption. Joseph R. Kemp has the skill to stand up for adoptive parents and help them succeed in contested adoption cases.