Borchert Law, PLC offers personal, confidential, legal counseling and services for birth parents and adopting couples.
If you’re considering the adoption option and would like more information about your legal rights and the adoption process, call Laura to schedule a consultation.
Legal representation throughout the process, coordinating the many elements of adoption:
- Home Studies
- Records Checks
Interstate compact legal services for Louisiana babies who will be adopted in another state and for babies born outside Louisiana who will be adopted by Louisiana residents.
Recognition of Foreign Adoptions by the Louisiana court helps you obtain a Louisiana birth certificate, a Social Security Card, and eventually a Louisiana Drivers License for your child. Re-adoption of foreign orphans can also help to ensure your adopted child’s Louisiana inheritance rights.
Intra-Family / Step-Parent Adoptions
Adopting your step-child, grandchild, niece, or nephew can be a very simple process in Louisiana.
Adoption Tax Credit
Be sure to ask your accountant to confirm whether your financial situation allows you to take advantage of the incredible dollar-for-dollar Adoption Tax Credit.
Here’s the link:
Topic No. 607 Adoption Credit and Adoption Assistance Programs | Internal Revenue Service
Adoption Agency Finalization
Once all agency delays and procedures are complete, we can help you obtain a Final Decree of Adoption. In the meantime, we highly recommend that foster parents consult with legal counsel early in the foster care process; so that you will know your legal rights and be able to recognize if and when it’s necessary to retain counsel to protect your new foster family.