Adoptions

Adoption Attorney In Southaven, Mississippi

Giving a child a home and a family is one of the most gratifying things you can ever do. At the firm of Heidi S. Milam, Attorney at Law, PLLC, we are proud of our work facilitating adoptions for clients.

Our firm can handle all aspects of your case — working to achieve your adoption quickly and efficiently.

We handle these types of adoptions:

  • Stepparent adoptions
  • Grandparent adoptions
  • Adoptions by aunts or uncles
  • Agency adoptions
  • Third-party adoptions

Contact us to schedule a free consultation.

The Adoption Process

Provided that the birth parent is willing to give up parental rights, achieving an adoption is a straightforward procedure. All the same, it is important to select an experienced attorney to avoid complications and needless delays.

Attorney Heidi Milam has successfully handled numerous adoptions for her clients. In a free consultation, she can explain the adoption process and answer your questions.

Our firm can:

  • Obtain the necessary consent of the parent who is giving up the child
  • File the adoption petition
  • Represent you in court
  • Obtain a new birth certificate indicating the new parent or parents

An agency adoption or third-party adoption (in other words, a nonrelative adoption) requires a home visit by a social worker from the Mississippi Department of Human Services. Adoption attorney Heidi Milam can explain what will happen during this visit and prepare you for it. An adoption by a close relative does not require a home visit.

Remember - Update Your Will

Upon the addition of a new member to your family, you should also update your will. Our firm can amend an existing will or draft a new will for an affordable fee.

Free Consultation With A Lawyer

For a free initial consultation, call 888-341-8136 toll free or contact us online.