Adopting > Domestic Understanding Independent Adoption Thousands of newborns are placed each year through independent adoption. You'll need an experienced attorney to guide your way. by Mark T. McDermott, J.D. TAGS: Adoption Law, Adoption Process, Domestic Adoption Adopting DomesticJuly 7, 2015 You’ll need an experienced attorney to guide you through the legal process. JOIN Join or renew now for exclusive access to this article, the full searchable Adoptive Families Adoption Parenting Library, and more. Already a member? Log in below. Username or Email Password Remember Me Need help? CLICK HERE <Previous: Organizations, Web Sites, and Articles for Families Formed Through Transracial Adoption Next: >The First Conversation with a Potential Birth Parent Authors Mark T. McDermott, J.D.