Expanding your family through the adoption process can be very exciting, but it also raises a number of legal questions. At the Shaffer & Engle Law Offices, LLC located in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, we will listen to your individual questions and draw upon our extensive experience and vast knowledge of the law to provide you with the answers you need.

Our adoption lawyers have been serving the needs of families throughout Central Pennsylvania since 1951. If you are a prospective parent contemplating adoption, contact our firm today to discuss your concerns while receiving attentive guidance through the process.

Managing All Types Of Adoption

The choice of adoption can result from many different circumstances. Whether you are a grandparent who has been caring for your grandchild and you are wishing to create a permanent, stable home for the child, or you are a step-parent who wishes to formalize your custodial relationship with a step-child, we can help.

We handle the following types of adoption:

  • Open adoption and closed adoption
  • Agency adoption
  • Voluntary adoption and involuntary adoption
  • Stepparent/step child adoption
  • Inter-state adoption
  • Grandparent adoption

We support birth parents, step parents, foster parents, and adoptive parents throughout the adoption process. As every family is unique, and every adoption is different, we are attentive to the individual needs of each client. Our goal is always to achieve a lasting outcome that is in the best interests of the child.

Challenges During Adoption

In some instances, the termination of parental rights may become a contested issue. Our adoption lawyers are able to effectively handle these difficult issues in the pursuit of the clients' objective of adoption.

We will provide you with a thorough explanation of your financial, medical, and legal obligations, and help you navigate the process in order to fulfill these obligations while avoiding any potential problems.

Get More Information About Adoption

Contact our Central Pennsylvania law office today to discuss this process with a knowledgeable, attentive, and committed adoption attorney. Call 717-827-4074.