Although we focus in 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 register your child in the United States and finalize your adoption from countries such as the Philippines, Korea, Japan or India.
While the prospect of international adoption may seem overwhelming, rest assured that our office will handle the legal documents necessary for officializing your child's adoption in the United States. In addition, you will appreciate how Attorney Raymond Godwin's personal experience in adoption helps him understand the unique fears and uncertainties you are facing as you consider adopting a child.
As you complete your international adoption, contact us to handle your readoption or finalization in the United States. We have been helping with internationally-related adoptions for more than 20 years.
Our Belief in the Miracle of Adoption
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 in 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 readoption decrees from countries like Guatemala, Russia and China; nations such as India, Korea, Japan, and the Philippines have adoption laws that require a vastly different approach which we are prepared to handle.
Registering a foreign or international adoption 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 enforced adoption decree. Our office also helps process citizenship issues and important paperwork such certificates of foreign birth.
Whatever your international adoption situation, we can coordinate it on the domestic level.
Building Families Through International Adoption
No matter where your prospective child is born, our awareness of the laws, ability to interpret foreign policies, and experience in completing more than 2,000 adoptions can help you meet foreign adoption requirements. We will keep you informed of the status of your adoption as the process progresses.
Attorney Raymond W. Godwin understands the fears you are facing regarding your choice to adopt internationally. We can help you move past your uncertainty and successfully complete the process of building your family through adoption.
Contact us today by phone, fax, or e-mail to arrange your initial consultation with Ray Godwin. We will handle your unique situation with the utmost sensitivity and confidentiality.