Adoption is the legal process whereby a legally recognizable parent/child relationship
is created. The adoption process can involve a single person adopting a child; a married
couple adopting a child; a step-parent adopting a child; or a person adopting a family
member and biological child.
In New York State, the adoptive parents may receive physical custody of the child to be
adopted and be appointed temporary guardians before the adoption is finalized. Once the
adoption is finalized, this new relationship is legally recognized as identical to that
existing between the biological parent and the biological child. Whether it is an
in-state, out-of-state or international adoption, Harriette M. Steinberg, P.C. Attorney
& Counselor-at-Law can assist you during this exciting time in adding a new addition
to your family.