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Category: Adoption

Rights of Birth Parents

There are many reasons why people make the difficult decision to give their baby up for adoption. Some of the most common reasons include age, a lack of financial resources, and issues with drug addiction. Regardless of the reasons for putting a child up for adoption, it is important that the birth parents understand how …

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Guardianships – New Background Screening Procedure for Certain Guardianship Petitions

The New Jersey Judiciary has recently issued a directive that for all petitions for guardianship of incapacitated persons filed on or after May 15, 2021, a new background screening policy is in place. Specifically, for certain proposed guardians, the Court will now require that they be subject to a background check that includes: a check …

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New Jersey Makes Adoption Easier for LGBT Citizens

New Jersey has eased the burden for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) parents who seek adoption to make their families whole. As a result of a new law simplifying the adoption process, non-biological parents can enjoy the protections afforded by law without subjecting themselves to an unnecessarily burdensome process. The law allows LGBT couples …

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Can Non-Biological Parents Retain Custody?

For traditional families, the connection each parent has to their biological children is clearly and soundly protected by the law. However, for many modern families, the legal standing of an established parent-child connection may not be quite as secure. The law favors traditional family arrangements that clearly define parenthood according to biological standards. As society …

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Stepparent Adoption and Blended Families

Nearly one million couples in the U.S. will divorce this year, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. Although many will find happiness again through a subsequent marriage, some children of divorce will lose touch with their biological parent along the way. Fortunately, when divorce or other factor breaks the bonds between parent and child, there …

Continue Reading…

Private Adoption in New Jersey

Written by:  Marissa DelMauro, Esq. The decision to enter into a private adoption is an exciting one, but it also comes with several questions regarding the process.  In New Jersey, there are two ways to enter into a private adoption: 1) Through an approved agency; or 2) Directly from the birth parents. Before a Complaint …

Continue Reading…

Client Alert: Surrogacy Contracts

Certain Surrogacy Contracts May be Enforceable in New Jersey Upon the Passing of the NJGCAA New Jersey is in the final stages of passing the New Jersey Gestational Carrier Agreement Act (NJGCAA). A gestational carrier agreement is a written contract between a “gestational carrier” and an “intended parent.” The gestational carrier is a woman who …

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Single Men Adopting Children

In the United States, there are currently 500,000 children waiting to be adopted. While traditional families were once the ideal situation for adoptable children, that notion is changing. Single parents have proven they can provide loving, stable, and safe homes for children to thrive and grow. When it comes to the relationship status of adoptive …

Continue Reading…

New Jersey Family Law Attorney Participates in National Adoption Day

For 16 years, families across the United States have celebrated National Adoption Day every November 19th. Since its inception, the project has help to achieve over 58,000 adoptions nationwide.  The concept was a pet project of Dave Thomas, the founder of Wendy’s restaurant.  Both Dave Thomas, and his daughter Wendy, after whom the restaurant chain …

Continue Reading…

Rights of Birth Parents

There are many reasons why people make the difficult decision to give their baby up for adoption. Some of the most common reasons include age, a lack of financial resources, and issues with drug addiction. Regardless of the reasons for putting a child up for adoption, it is important that the birth parents understand how …

Continue Reading…

Guardianships – New Background Screening Procedure for Certain Guardianship Petitions

The New Jersey Judiciary has recently issued a directive that for all petitions for guardianship of incapacitated persons filed on or after May 15, 2021, a new background screening policy is in place. Specifically, for certain proposed guardians, the Court will now require that they be subject to a background check that includes: a check …

Continue Reading…

New Jersey Makes Adoption Easier for LGBT Citizens

New Jersey has eased the burden for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) parents who seek adoption to make their families whole. As a result of a new law simplifying the adoption process, non-biological parents can enjoy the protections afforded by law without subjecting themselves to an unnecessarily burdensome process. The law allows LGBT couples …

Continue Reading…

Can Non-Biological Parents Retain Custody?

For traditional families, the connection each parent has to their biological children is clearly and soundly protected by the law. However, for many modern families, the legal standing of an established parent-child connection may not be quite as secure. The law favors traditional family arrangements that clearly define parenthood according to biological standards. As society …

Continue Reading…

Stepparent Adoption and Blended Families

Nearly one million couples in the U.S. will divorce this year, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. Although many will find happiness again through a subsequent marriage, some children of divorce will lose touch with their biological parent along the way. Fortunately, when divorce or other factor breaks the bonds between parent and child, there …

Continue Reading…

Private Adoption in New Jersey

Written by:  Marissa DelMauro, Esq. The decision to enter into a private adoption is an exciting one, but it also comes with several questions regarding the process.  In New Jersey, there are two ways to enter into a private adoption: 1) Through an approved agency; or 2) Directly from the birth parents. Before a Complaint …

Continue Reading…

Client Alert: Surrogacy Contracts

Certain Surrogacy Contracts May be Enforceable in New Jersey Upon the Passing of the NJGCAA New Jersey is in the final stages of passing the New Jersey Gestational Carrier Agreement Act (NJGCAA). A gestational carrier agreement is a written contract between a “gestational carrier” and an “intended parent.” The gestational carrier is a woman who …

Continue Reading…

Single Men Adopting Children

In the United States, there are currently 500,000 children waiting to be adopted. While traditional families were once the ideal situation for adoptable children, that notion is changing. Single parents have proven they can provide loving, stable, and safe homes for children to thrive and grow. When it comes to the relationship status of adoptive …

Continue Reading…

New Jersey Family Law Attorney Participates in National Adoption Day

For 16 years, families across the United States have celebrated National Adoption Day every November 19th. Since its inception, the project has help to achieve over 58,000 adoptions nationwide.  The concept was a pet project of Dave Thomas, the founder of Wendy’s restaurant.  Both Dave Thomas, and his daughter Wendy, after whom the restaurant chain …

Continue Reading…