Adopting Your Foster Child...
If you have a foster child through the WV Department of Health and Human Resources, or through a WV child care agency, you should know that we NEVER charge a fee to discuss the adoption of a foster child or a child in kinship care. We represent foster parents statewide, and you never pay for our transportation. In fact, if the WV DHHR is paying you an adoption subsidy, you do NOT pay us a penny until you get reimbursed for our services by the DHHR. In most instances, we even pay your filing fee of $200 per child for you.
We have handled the adoption of WV foster children for decades now all over the state, and it is one of our favorite legal proceedings – as children are often removed from neglectful homes and placed with a forever family they have bonded with over the course of the legal hearings where the parental rights are terminated.
If you are serving as a foster parent and a child is placed with you by the Department (DHHR) or by a child care agency, chances are you will have NO legal fees involved in the adoption. We handle all the paper work, hearing preparation and work closely with the social worker assigned to your case to move the case as promptly as possible to final hearing.
Many of the children that are in foster care as a result of mistreatment or a parent's drug use qualify for a subsidized legal adoption, meaning that you will continue to receive benefits after the adoption, as well as medical care for that child. Those documents are obtained and made a part of the final order in your case to insure the benefits for you and your child until they reach the age of majority.
WV adoption lawyer Bob Noone NEVER charges foster parents or those providing kinship care to discuss their adoption options.
While we have offices in Charleston and Logan, WV, we recognize your time as a foster parent is valuable – so we often can meet you near where you live or by video conference.
And because foster parents are free to choose whatever adoption attorney they desire (and because we never charge anything extra to travel to your location) Bob regularly performs adoptions throughout the State of WV for such child care groups as KVC, Necco, Children’s Home Society, Try Again Homes and enjoys working with the adoption specialists of the WV Department of Health and Human Resources.
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