Helping All Families Experience The Joy Of Adopting A Child

Adopting a child is one of the happiest events any parent can experience. At the Law Offices of Victoria S. Linder, PC, in Sacramento, California, we assist same-sex couples, heterosexual couples and families in completing the legal documentation and procedures that are necessary for the security, protection and happiness of the adopted child and his or her family.

No matter what type of adoption you seek, attorney Victoria S. Linder, PC, is an experienced adoption lawyer who can help you navigate the adoption process in an intelligent and efficient manner.

Contact us to learn more from an experienced Sacramento adoption attorney.

Sacramento County Same-Sex Adoption Attorney

We represent clients in many types of adoptions, including:

  • Second-parent adoption: We assist same-sex parents in establishing legal relationships with their child that will protect their rights to make important parental decisions while living in California or while traveling or living in other states that do not recognize same-sex marriage or registered domestic partnerships.
  • Surrogate adoption: Couples considering using a genetic or gestational surrogate should retain an experienced surrogate adoption attorney well in advance of conception. We regularly draft agreements and arrange adoption proceedings that help to ensure that couples' rights are protected, that the surrogate will turn over the baby after birth, and that both parents have a chance to establish a legal relationship with their child prior to birth.
  • Sperm bank adoption: We have guided many lesbian partners through the adoption process when one partner gives birth to a child, but the other mother wants the legal rights and obligations of being a parent as well.
  • Stepparent adoption: If you have married or registered with someone who has a child, we can help you legally adopt your partner's child. If the child has an estranged biological parent, we can assist you with obtaining voluntary relinquishment of parental rights or with court-ordered termination of parental rights based upon a history of abandonment, drug abuse or violence.
  • Grandparent or relative adoption: If you have a family member who is unable to properly care for his or her child, we can help you arrange a formal adoption or guardianship to protect the child you love.
  • Independent adoption: We represent adopting parents in independent adoptions where the parties have found each other and have already agreed to transfer parental rights. We assist these clients with completing an independent adoption placement agreement, either before or after the birth of the child.

Contact Victoria S. Linder, PC, · Stepparent Adoption · Second-Parent Adoption

If you want to adopt a child, we can help. Call the Law Offices of Victoria S. Linder, PC, at 916-905-4805 or contact us online to arrange a consultation. For your convenience, we offer a variety of representation options.