Author Archives: Peter J. Wiernicki, Esq.

parents travel home with their newly adopted baby after getting ICPC clearance

The ICPC: An Updated Overview

The ICPC: An Updated Overview

When you adopt a child from a different state, you’ll need approval under the Interstate Compact on the Placement of Children before traveling home. Here’s what you need to know about this process.

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The hospital adoption process should be fairly straightforward

Adoption Law: At the Hospital

An adoption attorney explains the legal steps surrounding your child's birth when you adopt domestically.

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Birth Fathers’ Rights: A Legal Guide

Your child's birth father is an important part of your child's adoption story, and has legal rights in relation to the adoption.

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Interstate Adoption Laws

Which Laws Apply to My U.S. Adoption?

In an interstate domestic adoption, it's not always clear-cut which state's laws will apply to the process. An adoption attorney explains how to determine "choice of law."

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What Does the Expectant Mother’s Attorney Do?

When an expectant parent chooses to be represented by an attorney, it is important for all of the parties in the adoption to understand that the role of the attorney is to advocate for his client. Our adoption law expert explains.

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