Choosing The Right Parents

We understand your desire to place your child in a caring, loving home. At attorney Raymond Godwin's office, we do everything we can to make sure that children are placed in a safe, supportive environment with the right adoptive parents. We coordinate with investigators, social workers and a variety of child care and parenting professionals to carefully screen prospective parents.

Ray's life was changed forever when he adopted two daughters in the 1980s. We have some idea of what birth mothers are feeling and want only the best for them in both the short and long terms.

How We Can Assist

Our law office requires all prospective adoptive parents to undergo pre-adoption screening that includes:

  • Criminal background checks
  • Financial assessments
  • Home studies
  • Medical examinations
  • Conferences with Ray to discuss the emotional and financial commitments of caring for a child
  • Post-placement supervisory conferences

These methods help us to ensure good homes and loving parents for the adoptions we coordinate and to ease the concerns of our birth mothers. Because of the absence of prominent adoption agencies in our state, we are here to help provide all parties with the same quality legal representation we've provided for more than 25 years.

We also interview our prospective parent clients to make sure they fully understand the commitments of time, love and energy that growing children need. Our regular check-ins with their family will, in instances of open adoption, provide birth mothers with the kinds of updates that encourage peace of mind.

If you, as a birth mother, have specific qualities in mind while evaluating prospective adoptive parents, we do whatever we can to help find the perfect match — no arrangements are set into motion unless you agree with them.

Working Together With Birth Mothers

We always work closely and frequently with birth mothers on deciding which adoptive family is right for their children. We also help adoptive families create parent profiles that list their backgrounds, hobbies and interests and we make sure their personalities play a role in the birth mother's selection. As a birth mother, you should feel comfortable and confident about the adoptive couple's emotional and financial stability and in our ability to carry out your wishes.

If you are a birth mother, and still unsure about your decision to place your child for adoption, we invite you to read through our Birth Mother Stories or contact our office for more information.

Reach Out To Our Firm

We believe that birth mothers should provide the criteria for the selection of adoptive parents. Through our deep belief in the miracle of adoption, we encourage you to contact our office for more information or to speak with Ray Godwin.

Contact us today by phone (864-241-2883), fax or email to arrange your initial consultation with Ray Godwin. We will handle your unique situation with the utmost sensitivity and confidentiality.