Illinois Re-Adoption Lawyers
Adopting a child can be a wonderful experience that that brings a new family member and a great deal of joy. While an adoption outside the United States is legal and your child a citizen of this country, there are further steps that may be taken to have Illinois courts also issue a judgment of adoption, which has several significant benefits
Application for an Illinois birth certificate requires an Illinois judgment of adoption. Without it, your child must rely on the foreign birth record. Should you lose a record of foreign birth a new one must be obtained in the country it was issued. An Illinois birth certificate can be issued here.
Recognition of the Foreign Adoption in Other States. Some states do not legally recognize foreign adoption judgments but must recognize an Illinois adoption judgment.
Keeping Jurisdiction in Illinois. Although rare, if there is a problem with your foreign adoption down the road a United States court will have been involved and may exercise jurisdiction over the child.
Protect your new child from future legal challenges from the adoptive country or red tape from state agencies by re-adopting your child in Illinois today.
Contact the Illinois Re-Adoption Attorneys at (847) 253-8800
The experienced Northwest Suburban lawyers at Waltz, Palmer & Dawson enjoy helping parents with re-adoption in Cook, Lake, and DuPage counties. Please contact us today (847) 253.8800 to help with your adoption needs. Our attorneys provide a free, confidential consultation in the privacy of our Rolling Meadows law offices.