Finalizing Adoption

Finalization of Adoption

When going through the adoption process, it can be confusing as to which time the child you adopt is legally yours. The Adoption Help Firm can answer any questions you have.

Once the child is adopted, they are treated as your natural child

An adoption can be finalized after the child has lived within your home for a period of time as required by law and after you have completed successful post-placement visits with your licensed social worker.

Once the court declares that adoption is completed, the child is thereafter your adopted child and shall be regarded and treated in all respects as your natural child. The child may take your family name.

If you would like help trying to find a birth mother, please contact our office at 605-339-3939.