Rockville Adoption Lawyer

Toll-Free: 800-684-1247
Local: 301-690-0383

If you are planning on adopting a child, you should strongly consider hiring legal counsel. Adoption is a legally complex process which sometimes takes gut-wrenching twists and turns. An experienced attorney can anticipate problems and smooth out the bumps to bring that child into your life without undue delay or a cloud of uncertainty.

My name is Angela Hansen, a family law attorney serving Rockville and surrounding communities of Montgomery County. I have experience with the adoption process and related legal proceedings.

Montgomery County Stepparent Adoption Attorney

Adoption has special significance for me. I was adopted myself, nurtured by a wonderful stepfather who took me in as his own. My husband and I have also personally experienced the joys, rewards — and legalities — of being adoptive parents. We have also experienced the heartbreak of a failed adoption plan.

I welcome parents of all walks of life seeking assistance with all forms of adoption:

  • Stepparent adoption — Formalizing the bonds between stepparents and children from a subsequent marriage, including termination of parental rights of the birth parents
  • Private adoption or surrogacy — Adoption agreements with the birth mother, including permissible subsidized expenses, open vs. closed adoption, and other considerations
  • Interfamily adoption — Adoption by grandparents, aunts/uncles, adult siblings or other family members when the birth parent has surrendered care or is unfit
  • Second adoption — Formal adoption of a child by a gay or lesbian partner, or adoption under Maryland law after adopting a child from a foreign country

I am attuned to the details of adoption in general and special considerations in interracial adoption, LGBTQ adoption and single-parent adoption. I am also co-founder of the Building Black Adoptive Families program of Adoptions Together Inc., which focused on removing barriers to adoption within the African-American community.

Adoption is too important, with too many potential problems, to undertake without a lawyer to scout the way and double-check the paperwork. To arrange a free consultation with an experienced Rockville adoption attorney, call 301-690-0383 or 800-684-1247 for a free consultation, or contact me online.

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Hansen Legal & Mediation Services in Rockville, Maryland, serves Montgomery County and nearby communities of the Washington, D.C., area, including Bethesda, Chevy Chase, Gaithersburg, Silver Spring, Potomac, Germantown, Olney, Burtonsville, Takoma Park, Kensington, Wheaton, Aspen Hill, Clarksburg, North Potomac and Baltimore.

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Excellence in service and being well-prepared for each task has led to a thriving law practice and a good life. Please call and find out if we can be of service to you. For collaborative, mediation, litigation or estate work, we will be kind, upfront and honest with my assessment of your case.

200 A Monroe St
Suite 310

Rockville, MD 20850
Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri: 09:00am - 05:00pm