Connecting Parents With Children Overseas

Although we focus on adoptions within the United States, our firm extends our knowledge of and counsel on international adoptions to families interested in adopting children from other countries. We can help readopt or domesticate your foreign adoption in South Carolina and finalize your adoption from countries such as the Philippines, Korea, Japan or India.

While the prospect of international adoption may seem overwhelming even after returning from the country you have chosen, rest assured that our office will handle the legal documents necessary for making your child's adoption official in the United States.

Assistance In Dealing With Foreign And Domestic Government Agencies

Our office firmly believes in the miracle of adoption wherever the process takes place. Although we don't coordinate international adoptions, we are proficient in readoptions for clients residing in the state of South Carolina. Although readoptions are not always necessary, we highly recommend them for many legal reasons. We also finalize foreign adoptions for clients who are adopting a child from a country where, after custody has been given, the actual adoption occurs in the United States.

Because we're dependent on the different adoption laws of countries around the globe, we're familiar with the wide range of client needs, government bureaucracies and the necessary legal documents required by the courts. We can skillfully deal with adoption decrees from countries including Guatemala, Russia and China; likewise, nations such as India, Korea, Japan and the Philippines have adoption laws that require a vastly different approach which we are prepared to handle.

Domesticating a foreign or international adoption in South Carolina is usually more straightforward than many other adoptions that we process. For instance, we file pertinent documents with our state courts, and the courts issue an order authorizing the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control to issue a South Carolina birth certificate for your child who was born in a foreign country.

Whatever your international adoption situation, we can coordinate it on the domestic level.

Legal Assistance When You Need It

No matter where your prospective child is born, our awareness of the laws, ability to interpret foreign policies and experience in completing more than 2,500 adoptions will help you meet your requirements. We work closely with our clients, and keep them informed of the status of your adoption as the process progresses.

If you have adopted a child internationally and need foreign adoption law advice from an adoption attorney who understands what you are going through, call us today to see how we can help. If you would like to speak to a lawyer, call our office in Greenville at 864-241-2883 or arrange a consultation online.