Complex proceedings are needed for interstate, international adoptions, intercountry adoptions controlled by the Hague Adoption Convention, and Assisted Reproduction Technology (ART). If your adoption falls into one of these complex categories, we can help you determine the best route.
An open adoption can be a beneficial to all who are involved. Depending on circumstances, the parties may elect to execute a Post Adoption Contact Agreement. This “PACA” is a contract between the adopting parent and consenting parent. PACAs vary in terms.
A limited PACA may only include an agreement that the child will be provided with the parent’s name upon turning 18 or a photograph once a year. Some PACAs are extensive, including visitation times, restrictions, holidays, social media access, and many other terms.