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Adoption

Are you ready to grow your family, but not sure where to begin? Are you ready to take the next step in becoming a stepparent?

Our family law attorney can help facilitate your adoption to make the process easier for you and the child.

Jeffrey W. Goldblatt Esq. in East Brunswick and Wall, NJ, can be the support you need to have a successful adoption.

Why Jeffrey W. Goldblatt Is the Lawyer for You

Compassionate

Adopting a child can have life-changing benefits, but the process can be stressful. Mr. Goldblatt empathizes with his clients and strives to make the process as smooth as possible. With years of experience in divorce and child custody, he knows the importance of always putting his clients first and fighting for the best interest of the child. Mr. Goldblatt and the entire team at our East Brunswick and Wall, NJ, locations hear each client's questions and provide direct, honest, and compassionate answers.

Personalized

Mr. Goldblatt is the only attorney at our firm and he takes the time to get to know each of his clients so he can best meet their needs. The personalized care Mr. Goldblatt provides gives our clients peace of mind knowing they can depend on us for sound legal counsel. This type of dedicated, personalized counsel is what aids Mr. Goldblatt's clients in promptly achieving their desired legal outcomes, typically through settlement. 

Qualified

Licensed in New Jersey, Florida, and California, Mr. Goldblatt has spent over thirty years practicing law. He opened his own practice in 1982 and has been helping his clients achieve successful outcomes since. Mr. Goldblatt has handled thousands of cases through his decades of practice and he now has the title of Rule 1:40 Qualified Divorce Mediator in NJ and has been appointed to act as a Middlesex County Early Settlement Panelist (ESP).

Ready to Adopt? Request Your Free Initial Consultation

The decision to grow your family is exciting, so don't let the legalities replace that excitement with stress. Our goal at the Law Offices of Jeffrey W. Goldblatt Esq. in East Brunswick and Wall, NJ, is to provide each client with the best legal counsel in New Jersey. Our qualified attorney can lead you through every step of the process to ensure you and the child's needs are met and you come to a fair agreement that protects your rights.

Mr. Goldblatt has years of experience in handling divorce, child custody, and child support and always puts the child's needs first. He is an attorney you want in your corner when you are looking to adopt.

Schedule a free initial consultation with our lawyer in East Brunswick or Wall, NJ, to start the adoption process.

732-820-7141

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What Our East Brunswick, NJ, Clients Think About Our Law Office

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John Valencia

2020

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I had a very positive outcome while using this Law office. My calls were always returned in a timely fashion and I was kept abreast of what I needed to know. They answered my questions and made me feel as a valued client during the entire process. They were always friendly and professional. Because an agreement could not be reached by both parties it ran longer than it should have but in the end justice and vindication prevailed

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L Donovan

2020

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I definitely recommend this law firm. They are professional and responsive,  keeping communications coming throughout the process as well as treating you with respect,  valuing your time and addressing your concerns.

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The Types Of Adoption

Our qualified attorney can help you through the process whether you decide to adopt from an agency or a private party. 

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Agency

An agency adoption requires the adoptive parents to go through a licensed child-placing agency. This type of adoption is usually used by adoptive parents who do not know the biological mother or father. An agency adoption also has added agency fees. Mr. Goldblatt can expertly guide you through the agency adoption process to ensure the process is thorough and swift.

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Private

A private adoption occurs when the adopters and the biological mother or father find each other without the use of an agency. Our adoption attorney can help you navigate this form of adoption and ensure you do not enter an agreement that will not benefit you or the child.

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Family Adoption

Relative adoption is another form of private adoption in which a family member takes on the parental responsibilities of the child. This includes step-parent adoption, grandparent adoption, sibling adoption, and any other family member who wishes to raise the child. Our family law attorney can help mediate this situation and ensure the child's best interests are met. 

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Same-Sex Couple Adoptions

Adoption law in New Jersey does not discriminate against same-sex couple adoption. In fact, New Jersey was one of the first states to agree that sexual orientation or marital status cannot be used to discriminate against potential adoptive parents. Mr. Goldblatt can help you and your partner successfully adopt a new member of your family whether it be through an agency or directly through the birth parents.

Who Can Adopt In the State of New Jersey

To be qualified to adopt in New Jersey you must meet these minimum requirements:

  • Be 18 years or older
  • Be at least 10 years older than the child you wish to adopt
  • Be able to support yourself
  • Be in good health both physically and mentally
  • Rent or own your house or apartment

What To Expect Before You Become a Parent

It is important to know that when you choose to adopt, you then assume the legal rights of a birth parent. If you are adopting from a family member, once you maintain child custody, the birth parents are no longer responsible to pay child support.

"Adoption is a life-changing decision that, when processed correctly, will benefit you and your future child."
"Adoption is a life-changing decision that, when processed correctly, will benefit you and your future child."

Legal Consultation

The first step when considering adoption is to speak with a lawyer. Schedule a free initial consultation with Mr. Goldblatt in his East Brunswick or Wall, NJ, office.

Adoption Type

Decide which type of adoption is right for you; agency or private, open or closed.

Home Study

A home study is required in the state of New Jersey before the adoption can be finalized. These home studies are in place to ensure the child goes to a loving home and for the adoptive family to ask any questions and prepare for adopting the child.

Paperwork

If you choose to go through an agency, many require paperwork to be filled out and fees to be paid at the beginning of the process. Our attorney will review any paperwork prior to your signing.

Parental Rights

Before the adoption can be finalized, the birth parents must legally terminate their rights as a parent. This can be done either voluntarily or by court order.

Finalization

Our attorney will be there to ensure all the details and agreements are in order when you finalize the adoption. 

Post-Placement

Once the adoption has been finalized, you can move on to becoming a family. The degree to which your child and the birth parents communicate will depend on what was agreed upon during the process. Our attorney will help you develop a communication plan you and your child are comfortable with.

​"Mr. Goldblatt is an excellent Attorney
and very easy to work with."
Why East Brunswick, NJ, Chooses Our Law Firm

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Daniel Fitzgerald

2020

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Jeff was the best attorney I could have asked for. The night I was served I was calling around to attorneys he called me back that night. He helped me get through my divorce with ease. Highly recommend to anyone.

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Chris Porto

2019

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Mr. Goldblatt is an excellent Attorney and very easy to work with.  His knowledge of family law and his dedication to me as a client resulted in a much better than expected outcome.  I highly recommend Mr. Goldblatt for any matters you might need legal assistance with.

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Are you ready to grow your family, but not sure where to begin? Are you ready to take the next step in becoming a stepparent?

Our family law attorney can help facilitate your adoption to make the process easier for you and the child.

Jeffrey W. Goldblatt Esq. in East Brunswick and Wall, NJ, can be the support you need to have a successful adoption.

Do I Really Need an Attorney

To Help With the Adoption?

Short answer, yes. There are many steps you must take to ensure the adoption process goes through smoothly and maintains the child's best interest. Our adoption attorney can help ensure all steps are met so the adoption is successful.

Handling the Details

Adoption law can be convoluted. Where you are adopting the child from, their age, and several other factors play a major role in the adoption legal process. Our adoption attorney will handle every detail of the process and make sure you understand your rights and responsibilities along the way.

Being Efficient

Adopting through an agency or private adoption can take years. When you hire an adoption attorney, they can work with the agency or birth parents to make sure all the legal processes are completed swiftly and efficiently. An adoption attorney can make the entire process easier for everyone involved.

Ensuring Successful Outcomes

Without the help of a licensed attorney, you could potentially enter into an agreement that either does not serve your interests or one that could affect the adopted child negatively in the future. Reach out to Mr. Goldblatt before you make any adoption decisions. 

Why Jeffrey W. Goldblatt

Is the Lawyer for You

Compassionate

Adopting a child can have life-changing benefits, but the process can be stressful. Mr. Goldblatt empathizes with his clients and strives to make the process as smooth as possible. With years of experience in divorce and child custody, he knows the importance of always putting his clients first and fighting for the best interest of the child. Mr. Goldblatt and the entire team at our East Brunswick and Wall, NJ, locations hear each client's questions and provide direct, honest, and compassionate answers.

Personalized

Mr. Goldblatt is the only attorney at our firm and he takes the time to get to know each of his clients so he can best meet their needs. The personalized care Mr. Goldblatt provides gives our clients peace of mind knowing they can depend on us for sound legal counsel. This type of dedicated, personalized counsel is what aids Mr. Goldblatt's clients in promptly achieving their desired legal outcomes, typically through settlement. 

Qualified

Licensed in New Jersey, Florida, and California, Mr. Goldblatt has spent over thirty years practicing law. He opened his own practice in 1982 and has been helping his clients achieve successful outcomes since. Mr. Goldblatt has handled thousands of cases through his decades of practice and he now has the title of Rule 1:40 Qualified Divorce Mediator in NJ and has been appointed to act as a Middlesex County Early Settlement Panelist (ESP).

Ready to Adopt?

Request Your Free Initial Consultation

The decision to grow your family is exciting, so don't let the legalities replace that excitement with stress. Our goal at the Law Offices of Jeffrey W. Goldblatt Esq. in East Brunswick and Wall, NJ, is to provide each client with the best legal counsel in New Jersey. Our qualified attorney can lead you through every step of the process to ensure you and the child's needs are met and you come to a fair agreement that protects your rights.

Mr. Goldblatt has years of experience in handling divorce, child custody, and child support and always puts the child's needs first. He is an attorney you want in your corner when you are looking to adopt.

Schedule a free initial consultation with our lawyer in East Brunswick or Wall, NJ, to start the adoption process.

732-820-7141

I'm Ready to Adopt

What Our East Brunswick, NJ, Clients

Think About Our Law Office

The Types

Of Adoption

Our qualified attorney can help you through the process whether you decide to adopt from an agency or a private party. 

Agency

An agency adoption requires the adoptive parents to go through a licensed child-placing agency. This type of adoption is usually used by adoptive parents who do not know the biological mother or father. An agency adoption also has added agency fees. Mr. Goldblatt can expertly guide you through the agency adoption process to ensure the process is thorough and swift.

Private

A private adoption occurs when the adopters and the biological mother or father find each other without the use of an agency. Our adoption attorney can help you navigate this form of adoption and ensure you do not enter an agreement that will not benefit you or the child.

Family Adoption

Relative adoption is another form of private adoption in which a family member takes on the parental responsibilities of the child. This includes step-parent adoption, grandparent adoption, sibling adoption, and any other family member who wishes to raise the child. Our family law attorney can help mediate this situation and ensure the child's best interests are met. 

Same-Sex Couple Adoptions

Adoption law in New Jersey does not discriminate against same-sex couple adoption. In fact, New Jersey was one of the first states to agree that sexual orientation or marital status cannot be used to discriminate against potential adoptive parents. Mr. Goldblatt can help you and your partner successfully adopt a new member of your family whether it be through an agency or directly through the birth parents.

Who Can Adopt
In the State of New Jersey

To be qualified to adopt in New Jersey you must meet these minimum requirements:

Be 18 years or older

Be at least 10 years older than the child you wish to adopt

Be able to support yourself

Be in good health both physically and mentally

Rent or own your house or apartment

What To Expect

Before You Become a Parent

It is important to know that when you choose to adopt, you then assume the legal rights of a birth parent. If you are adopting from a family member, once you maintain child custody, the birth parents are no longer responsible to pay child support.

"Adoption is a life-changing decision that, when processed correctly, will benefit you and your future child."

Legal Consultation

The first step when considering adoption is to speak with a lawyer. Schedule a free initial consultation with Mr. Goldblatt in his East Brunswick or Wall, NJ, office.

Adoption Type

Decide which type of adoption is right for you; agency or private, open or closed.

Home Study

A home study is required in the state of New Jersey before the adoption can be finalized. These home studies are in place to ensure the child goes to a loving home and for the adoptive family to ask any questions and prepare for adopting the child.

Paperwork

If you choose to go through an agency, many require paperwork to be filled out and fees to be paid at the beginning of the process. Our attorney will review any paperwork prior to your signing.

Parental Rights

Before the adoption can be finalized, the birth parents must legally terminate their rights as a parent. This can be done either voluntarily or by court order.

Finalization

Our attorney will be there to ensure all the details and agreements are in order when you finalize the adoption. 

Post-Placement

Once the adoption has been finalized, you can move on to becoming a family. The degree to which your child and the birth parents communicate will depend on what was agreed upon during the process. Our attorney will help you develop a communication plan you and your child are comfortable with.

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Why East Brunswick, NJ, Chooses Our Law Firm

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Law Offices of Jeffrey W. Goldblatt Esq.

Attorney Jeffrey W. Goldblatt has been representing family law, criminal law, and social security disability clients since 1975. He is proud to be affiliated with top legal organizations, including:

  • Middlesex County Bar Association
  • Family Law Committee
  • Monmouth County Bar Association
  • New Jersey State Bar Association 

If you are looking for legal representation from a top-rated lawyer in East Brunswick, call our law firm at (732) 238-8700 or request a consultation online.

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