Assisting Families
For More Than 30 Years

Our Practice Is Limited to Adoption & Children’s Law

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Building Families Through Adoption

For many, to adopt a child is to fulfill a dream. In South Carolina alone, more than 3,000 couples seek to adopt each year. Yet the process is not always easy. There are waiting lists that lead only to additional waiting lists. There is an extensive vetting process and a surfeit of paperwork. The considerations can become overwhelming, and, indeed, it is common simply to give up.

Attorney Raymond W. Godwin can help. For more than 30 years, Ray has helped couples in Greenville and throughout the region in their efforts to adopt. In fact, he has assisted in the completion of more than 2,500 successful adoptions. He is ready to work on your behalf, too.

Our Areas of

Support For Birth Mothers And Adoptive Parents

We offer counsel for a comprehensive range of considerations, including:

Adoption agencies and social services departments can often be difficult to work with. They tend to be mired in bureaucracy, and even simple proceedings can take an inordinate amount of time. Our firm works hard to cut through the muddle. Drawing on our experience in the field, we endeavor to expedite the adoption process; the majority of our clients are able to adopt their child within one year.

  • Newborn adoptions
  • Stepparent adoptions
  • Grandparent adoptions
  • Foster care adoptions
  • Re-Adoption or domestication
  • Special needs adoptions
  • Older child adoptions

Our firm also works closely with birth mothers, helping them decide the terms of their adoption and ensuring their child finds a supportive home. We can provide firsthand support and assistance with everything from living expenses and transportation needs to maternity clothes and counseling services.

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We Put Our Experience To Work For You

If you are ready to adopt or if you would like to speak with a lawyer regarding adoption, our firm is prepared to assist.

Begin the process by completing the Adoption Intake Form, which can be found under the resources tab. You can also contact us to learn more. All matters are handled with the utmost sensitivity and confidentiality. We look forward to helping you begin your journey.