Making Your Family Official
Few experiences are more joyous and filled with love than formally accepting a child into your home and life. The process of legally adding a new member to your family, however, is not always easy.
At my law firm, Thomas M. Gurewitz, Attorney At Law, I guide families in Waukegan and throughout Lake County, Illinois, through the stepparent 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.
There are several 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. At my practice, I focus on step-parent 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. In that case, I will help you through the litigation to demonstrate why adoption in the best interests of the child.