Perhaps the first thought that comes to mind when considering adoption is adopting a newborn or infant. The decision to adopt a newborn brings with it many questions about how to begin the process or where to turn for help. Attorney Raymond Godwin has been working with newborn and infant adoptions for more than 30 years.
Our firm has helped numerous couples wishing to grow their families and those facing infertility issues in their efforts to adopt. Although the many fears and uncertainties surrounding the process can be discouraging, our office guides you past the myths about adoption by giving honest and realistic assessments of your chances for success. Ray Godwin understands what you are facing; he adopted two baby girls in the 1980s.
How It Works
Ninety percent of all domestic adoptions in South Carolina and in the greater United States involve newborns or infants. The majority of these adoptions come from single birth mothers; the birth father is actively involved in only a third of such cases. Most birth mothers are between the ages of 16 and 26 years old, whereas those seeking to adopt range in age from 32 to 50 years old.
On occasion, adoptive couples will come to our office with a birth mother in mind — perhaps through an acquaintance or even someone within their family. More commonly, however, couples adopt children through birth mothers who have contacted our office directly or through an adoption professional who has recommended us. Most couples adopting through our office are able to have a child placed in their home within one year.
We work hard to make each adoption plan a “win-win” for adoptive couples and birth mothers. Our reputation for friendliness, our legal experience and completion of more than 2,500 adoptions will help guide you through the newborn adoption process.
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We encourage you to see for yourself how our years of experience and understanding of the adoption process will give you peace of mind as you enter the adoption process.