Lake County Adoption Lawyer

Few experiences are more joyous and filled with love than welcoming a child into your home and life. The process of legally adding a new member to your family, however, is not always easy. The process can be very difficult depending on the type and circumstances of the adoption. This is where I come in.

My name is Tom Gurewitz. I guide families in Waukegan and throughout Lake County, Illinois, through the complicated adoption process. I believe strongly in adoption and will use the knowledge I have gained through decades of experience to support and strengthen your family unit.

Handling All Types Of Adoptions

There are many different ways and reasons to adopt a child, and it is important to have a lawyer by your side to ensure you and your potential child are protected. I have decades of experience handling all types of adoption, including:

  • Stepparent adoptions: When your stepchild's parent is no longer in the picture, adoption may be the best way to solidify your family unit. A stepparent adoption is simple if the child's biological parents agree to it. If one parent does not agree, it can be a lengthy process. I will help you through the litigation to demonstrate why it is in the best interests of the child.
  • Related adoptions: When a parent is unfit to care for his or her child, often a family member, such as a grandparent, aunt or uncle, will adopt the child to give him or her the family life he or she needs and deserves.
  • Unrelated adoptions: I can help you adopt a child who is currently in foster care or who is being given up for adoption by his or her parents.

Arrange Your Free Consultation Today

Please call my office at 847-693-7371 or reach out to me online to schedule an appointment. You may park behind our building, which is across from the Lake County Courthouse.