616-698-0000

4920 Broadmoor SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49512

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Adoptions

Experienced Grand Rapids Adoption Attorney You Can Trust

Helping you become a family

At the Van Den Heuvel Law Office, the most rewarding part of our day occurs when the adoption of a child is finalized. Adoption is near and dear to our hearts because Mr. Van Den Heuvel is a father of six, two of whom he adopted from Russia. He thoroughly understands the challenges and the joys associated with the adoption process, so we guide you through it step by step. With our compassionate and competent assistance, you face adoption with confidence.

Dedicated to simplifying and facilitating adoptions in Michigan

We are here to help complete your family. Whether you are a stepparent wanting to adopt your spouse’s child or a third party wanting to adopt an unrelated child, we thoroughly explain the steps involved and prepare the necessary legal documentation. Our office is experienced in family law and we are devoted to assisting families in a variety of adoption matters, including:

  • Infant and newborn adoptions
  • Adult adoption
  • Kinship/relative adoption (including adult adoptions)
  • Custodial adoption
  • Stepparent adoption
  • Third-party adoption

Adopting a child is a deeply personal decision for your family. Let us provide you the legal guidance you need to achieve your adoption goals.

Stepparent adoptions require consent of the other parent

If you want to adopt a stepchild, you must have the consent or agreement of both your spouse and the child’s other parent. By giving his or her consent, the noncustodial parent gives up all rights and responsibilities, including child custody rights and child support. Sometimes getting the child’s other parent to agree to your adoption can be difficult. We are experienced in handling these types of delicate matters and proceed with compassion and determination.

Providing the skill and confidence to proceed with your adoption

Many divorce attorneys claim they can handle an adoption, but they don’t actually have the requisite experience needed to successfully navigate the adoption process. Mr. Van Den Heuvel has been through the adoption experience himself, so he has the practical and the legal experience to handle your adoption with skill and patience.

Contact an adoption lawyers to make a special addition to your family

The legal team at the Van Den Heuvel Law Office is committed to helping you with your adoption needs. We are conveniently located in Grand Rapids, Michigan, near the M6. Our office provides flexible hours to schedule your appointment, so please contact us at 616-698-0000 or online. We are also available on Skype by appointment.