In 1978, Jay Wampler commenced his adoption journey, when the Wampler family adopted him into their loving home. That adoption was a private one conducted via an attorney. Throughout his life, Jay has been an advocate for adoption. Since becoming an attorney, Jay has always assisted others in their journeys towards adoption. As an adoptee, he loves giving back, not only to the adopters but also to the adoptees.
Journey of Adoption
Deciding to build your family through adoption is both exciting and stressful. For individuals or couples considering adoption as a means to achieving their family building goal, there are often many steps to work through and details to consider before starting the process. Each of these processes takes time, patience, and persistence.
Having an experienced, client-centered attorney like Jay Wampler guide you through this journey can help minimize risks and reduce problems that could arise. Jay is an accomplished family building attorney and has experience in helping clients explore adoption options. If you are adoptive or intended parents, he can guide searching parents through each step of the journey to help make your family complete.
If you aren’t sure or would like to learn more about the adoption process, call Wampler Law Firm for a free consultation at (513) 313-2524.
We encourage you to read what other clients have said about Jay’s work with them – check out the testimonials. Also, check out our blog articles about adoption.
Types of Adoptions
Wampler Law Firm is able to provide legal advocacy for families seeking to adopt through:
In a domestic adoption—that is, adoption of children from within the United States—the child and adoptive parents may already have a connection (through family or acquaintances), or they may be connected through a third party, such as an agency. Common types of domestic adoption include:
- Infant adoption
- Older child adoption (3 years old+)
- Adoption by stepparents
- Adoption by grandparents
Adopting children from countries outside of the United States usually requires the help of an international adoption agency. International adoption often involves different legal considerations than domestic adoption since it deals with the laws of more than one nation.
Foster Care Adoption
Children adopted through a state agency (such as the Department of Social Services) have been removed from their biological families for reasons that may include abuse or neglect. Many times these children (ranging in age from infant to 18) spend time in temporary family care situations or foster families. Children whose biological parents have had their rights terminated may be available for their foster parents to adopt.
Even in cases in which you are working through a public or private agency, you will need an attorney to represent you during the court stage of the adoption. We will be able to guide you through this step in the adoptive journey.