Shelley B. Ballard, PC
Practice Focused On Adoption

Compassionate Adoption Assistance For Same-Sex Couples

While same-sex adoption became legal throughout all 50 states in 2016, same-sex couples may still face unique challenges. Shelley B. Ballard PC has worked with all types of families and has successfully helped same-sex couples provide loving homes to adopted children. Ms. Ballard can answer all of your questions about the adoption process, and help you identify and overcome potential pitfalls before they occur.

Facilitating Relative Adoption For Same-Sex Couples

Relative adoption is one of the most common forms of adoption for same-sex couples. Individuals may have children from past marriages, and they would like for their new spouse to officially gain parental status. We can help you successfully handle stepparent adoptions that legally unite your family unit. Stepparent adoptions are additionally important because they secure the stepparent's ability to make important medical, educational and lifestyle choices on behalf of the child.

Adoption For Same-Sex Couples After Reproductive Technology

When same-sex couples pursue surrogacy, egg or sperm donation, or embryo donation, an adoption may be advisable to validate the parental rights of the intended parents. We have extensive experience handling adoptions where reproductive technology was used to conceive or gestate the child.

Contact Our Attorney For Experienced Representation

When you pursue adoption, you need an experienced lawyer on your side. Ms. Ballard has dedicated her legal career to executing adoptions. When you work with us, you have 30 years of knowledge on your side. We can help you adopt through all methods, including agency, foster care, private and interstate adoption. Call our offices at 312-981-0272 or contact us online to schedule a consultation. You can meet with us in either our downtown Chicago or Evanston offices.

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