HELPING CREATE FAMILIES IN THE LEHIGH VALLEY
The Lehigh Valley (and the World) is filled with children who need parents, and with parents who want children. At Crosson & Richetti, our Lehigh Valley adoption lawyers have devoted a portion of their personal and professional lives to uniting families, and making adoption dreams come true.
It warms our heart that our firm has been able to provide experienced legal assistance to Lehigh Valley families in cases that span the spectrum of adoption issues. Motivated to deliver our compassion, concern and unwavering commitment, Crosson & Richetti is truly a family firm like no other.
MAKING THE WORLD A BETTER PLACE
ONE ADOPTION AT A TIME
We Are Proud To Be Adoption Attorneys in the Lehigh Valley
Crosson & Richetti Offers Comprehensive Adoption Legal Assistance:
While the adoption process may at first seem intimidating and overwhelming, our Bethlehem, Allentown, and Easton Pennsylvania adoption lawyers can effectively guide you through your unique adoption journey swiftly and successfully.
Birth Parent / Unplanned Pregnancy
In addition to assisting parents who wish to adopt, our firm also represents birth parents that have made the decision to place their child for adoption. Compassionate, experienced and fully supportive, our attorneys can guide you through the emotional and legal hurdles.
Our firm can help adoptive U.S. parents realize their adoption dreams. With extensive knowledge of state and federal adoption laws and the legal steps that must be met, we can ensure that you have the assistance you need.
Anyone who wishes to adopt a child must first obtain approval from the court. In addition to supplying a great deal of personal information, adoptive parents must also meet a number of pre-certification requirements, including criminal background checks and home studies.
Stepparents have the ability to formally and legally recognize their parental relationship with their spouse’s child. Our Lehigh Valley adoption attorneys can help you through each step of your stepparent adoption, such as obtaining the consent of a non-involved parent.
Same-Sex Couple Adoption (Cross Adoptions)
In a process known as cross adoption, Pennsylvania permits same-sex couples to legally adopt a child. Our firm proudly represents same-sex couples and provides our experienced assistance during these unique legal proceedings.
Eligible family members may be permitted to adopt relatives after they have met certain certification and approval requirements. Our firm has been part of relative adoptions for family members that include grandparents, uncles, aunts, adult siblings, adult cousins, and others.
International adoption can pose many legal difficulties for adoptive parents. Crosson & Richetti is here to help you complete the necessary legal actions in a timely and accurate manner.
It is widely advised that parents who have adopted a child from a foreign country “re-adopt” their child in the U.S. in compliance with state and federal laws. Parents may also need to submit an adopted child’s foreign adoption decree for court approval.
Estate Planning, Wills, Trusts, and Guardianship Issues
Taking measures to protect the future of your adopted child in the event of unforeseen circumstances is a critical part of the adoption process. Crosson & Richetti can help you with estate planning, designing a will or trust, or with guardianship issues.
ADOPTION IS OUR PASSION.
We Would Be Honored To Work With You.