Adoption Attorneys in Utah
A Full-Service Law Firm to Address Your Adoption Needs in Utah
We understand that adopting a child is a life-changing event. We have the experience and expertise to make sure your adoption is done right.
Pearson Butler works with individuals and couples who are looking to adopt through the Utah courts. We handle private domestic adoptions as well as:
- Agency-assisted domestic and international adoptions
- Foster care adoptions
- Step-parent adoptions
- Second parent adoptions
- Surrogacy representation for both surrogates and couples entering into surrogacy agreements
If you want to make your dreams become reality, work with one of our experienced adoption lawyers in Utah and give yourself the peace of mind to know that your family is secure. We understand Utah adoption and surrogacy laws and can help you each step of the way.
For more information on adoption and how Pearson Butler can protect your interests, call us at (800) 265-2314. We have offices in South Jordan, Bountiful, and Utah County.
Factors in an Adoption Evaluation
Before an adoption license can be awarded, you will be fully investigated by the state to ensure you are able to provide a good home for a child. A case worker will assess your fitness on multiple topics such as:
- Employment history and finances
- Ability to provide medical insurance
- Emotional health and stability
- Physical health
- Interpersonal relationships and dealings with children
- Home location and environment
If you have questions about your rights or what you should expect during each part of an investigation, our attorneys are here with answers. We can help you prepare and make sure any concerns you have are addressed.
How An Adoption Lawyer Can Help You
Adoption law is incredibly complex and, while it isn’t required to work with an attorney during the adoption process, a legal advocate can help you understand the procedural elements and provide counsel if necessary. Adoptions are decided on a case-by-case basis, so you want to make sure you are putting your best foot forward. Pearson Butler can advise you on any legal matters that may play a role in your evaluations.
Because consent is needed both from a legal parent or guardian and any adoptee who is 12 years or older, the adoption process does not always run smoothly. In some cases, biological parents may fight to keep their child with them, even when this is clearly not in the child’s best interests. Having a neutral third party to mediate discussions and help all adults come to an agreement can be helpful in resolving these issues peacefully. Should you need to litigate, our attorneys are ready to represent you in court.
We’re Here for Utah Families
Adoption can be exciting and emotionally challenging at the same time. No matter your situation, our attorneys are here to provide solid counsel and all-around support as you start this journey with your loved ones. Our experienced family law attorneys can answer your questions and help streamline your process. With a team 60 strong, we have everything you need as you go through the adoption process.
Call our Utah adoption attorneys at (800) 265-2314 for a confidential consultation. We want to help you during this exciting time.