Legal Toolkit Pennsylvania Adoption and Surrogacy

What to Ask About Adoption and Surrogacy

a

What percentage of your practice is focused on adoption or surrogacy?

b

How many years of experience with adoption or surrogacy law do you have?

c

What specific experience do you have with the type of adoption I am considering (domestic, interstate, international, private, step-parent, etc)?

d

How many adoption or surrogacy proceedings have you handled? How many have failed?

e

With what adoption agencies do you work?

f

Have you handled interstate or international adoptions previously?

g

What kind of medical fees and expenses will be my responsibility?

h

What pre-adoption and post-adoption services are available to adoptive parents and birthparents and what is the average wait time for an adoptive family?

i

How are your adoption fees structured, do you accept payment plans and what are other options for financing the adoption?

j

What kind of court fees can I expect for adoption? What is the procedure in court for finalizing an adoption?

k

What are the laws regarding the Termination of Parental Rights in Pennsylvania?