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Adoption

Adoption

If you are completing your family through adoption, let us assist you with the process every step of the way. The law of adoption varies from state to state and also depends on the process you choose to adopt a child: whether through an agency or from the birth parents. The latter is a private adoption.

If you are involved in a private adoption then it is imperative that you have a good lawyer to shepherd you through the many requirements before your adoption can be finalized Maryland. The Law Office of Robin Rucker Gaillard, LLC can help you understand how to get from guardianship and custody to final adoption, and all of the points in between. We will help you understand the rights and responsibilities under Maryland law of the birth parents and the adoptive parents, then take care of the legal filings necessary to finalize your private adoption. A mountain of paperwork and compliance with intricate requirements should never stand in the way of an appropriate adoptive family. Let us do the work so you can concentrate on preparing to be loving parents to a child who will complete their family.

Attorney Gaillard will clarify the laws regarding parental consent and what to do if consent is withheld at the end of the process or if there is an objection to the adoption even after the balance of the process is complete. Adoptive parents can arrange to be present at the birth of the child in a private adoption, or to play some other role in the birth, or devise a birth plan to cover other opportunities surrounding the child’s birth. Parents can also decide to leave open the option of the birth parents locating the child after adoption, or having contact with them after the child is successfully adopted. Let us assist you with drafting an appropriate birth plan or an appropriate contract for post-adoption communication or for an open adoption.

Client Reviews
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Robin is always the smartest person in the courtroom. She’s alway ten steps ahead of everyone else. I was always well-informed and made a very active part of the process. She never did anything without my knowing or without my full approval. I will undoubtedly continue to recommend her for as long as she is practicing. Sadie Groves
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I want to thank Attorney Robin Rucker Gaillard from the bottom of my heart for all she has done for my daughter and I. The Prince George’s County Bar Association referred me to the Law Office of Robin Rucker Gaillard, LLC, for representation in a contested custody matter. She built a very strong case for me and showed the Court the flaws in the opposing party’s case. Her representation, led me to getting custody of my daughter and there is no price you can put on that. Kimeola Cato
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Attorney Gaillard represented me in a DUI/DWI case where I was facing points and jail time. I thought about trying to go it alone but a friend recommended Attorney Gaillard. Thanks to her good advice early on, she put me in the best position possible and when it came time for my hearing, she was excellent in the courtroom and got a good result for me. Highly recommend her and thankful for her knowledge and experience. K. P.
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When I was contemplating leaving my abusive husband of 15 years, I was referred by a friend to Attorney Robin Rucker Gaillard, who had helped navigate her ugly divorce. From day one, Attorney Gaillard understood my situation and was very compassionate and insightful. She patiently walked me through the entire process and helped me analyze all my options. As my advocate, she remained calm and focused and put together a strategy that was fair and effective. Phyllis E. Lewis