Guidance Through The Process Of Adopting A Child In Missouri

Growing your family through adoption is an exciting time, but it can also come with unexpected legal and emotional challenges.

I'm attorney Jackie Gonz, and looking out for the best interests of children is one of the most important parts of my work as a family lawyer. As part of my practice, I help families navigate the adoption process, making them aware of any potential legal issues and ensuring things go as smoothly as possible.

Not all adoptions are the same. I can assist with the nuanced legal issues in:

  • Agency adoptions
  • Adoptions from out of state or overseas
  • Stepparent adoptions
  • Adoption for same-sex couples
  • Second parent adoptions for nonbirth parents
  • Relative adoptions

By Your Side From Planning To Court Approval

Depending on how you want to adopt, the process may involve a lengthy process of finding a child available for adoption, demonstrating that you are fit parents and gaining approval from the court. I'll be with you every step of the way, making sure you know what to expect. With more than 25 years of experience practicing family law in southeast Missouri, I know how to help clients accomplish their goals in the local court systems.

Learn More At A Free Consultation

For a free consultation with an experienced lawyer, call me at 573-303-3015. You may also contact me online to set up an appointment at my Ste. Genevieve, Crystal City or Sunset Hills/St. Louis office.