New York Adoption Lawyers

Licensed and serving clients in both New York and New Jersey, we focus on providing families with compassionate, knowledgeable guidance.


We Listen

At Greenberg & Greenberg, we prioritize personal, honest communication. Our team will take the time to sit down with you and discuss how we can best assist your family.


We Educate

We’re well-versed in adoption and its related issues. As your legal partners, we’ll be there to explain the adoption process in detail and give you the information you need.


We Collaborate

We’ll provide you with skilled legal guidance, but we’ll also encourage you to seek out your own answers. You deserve the opportunity to pave your family’s path.

James M. Greenberg

“My parents adopted me more than 40 years ago. Since then, we’ve helped over 6,000 families through the adoption process.”

After earning his J.D. from the Hofstra University School of Law in 1998, Attorney James “Jamie” M. Greenberg joined his parents in their practice of adoption law. He uses his firsthand experience with adoption to provide his clients throughout New York and New Jersey with knowledgeable legal guidance.

Serving Individuals & Families Since 1986

New York City

If you are a resident of Queens County, the Bronx, Kings County, or Richmond needing advice on the legal adoption process, get in touch with our team of attorneys.

Nassau & Suffolk Counties

From our office on Long Island, we provide knowledgeable legal counsel to individuals and families throughout the area.

From New Jersey to Albany

Our services span beyond the New York City metro. We’re proud to represent clients far and wide in their pursuits of adoption.

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Domestic Adoption

If you’ve decided to expand your family through a U.S. adoption, allow us to walk you through each step so you'll feel confident moving forward.

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Stepparent & Adult Adoption

As a stepparent hoping to adopt your spouse’s young or adult child, you deserve a team who can help you pursue a favorable result.

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We represent families in the process of adopting children who were previously adopted in another country’s jurisdiction. Allow us to assist you.

Legally Unite Your Family, at Last

Can My Stepparent Adopt Me as an Adult?

Absolutely. Not only is adult adoption recognized in New York, but at Greenberg & Greenberg, we have years of experience with it.

Make Things Official

Whether you’re a stepparent or a stepchild, you may have formed a close bond with an added member of your family. Talk to our team of dedicated adult adoption attorneys when you’re ready to legalize your relationship.

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The Importance of Personal Connection

At Greenberg & Greenberg, we understand what it means to grow your family through adoption.

We have a special relationship with adoption. Our firm was started by two adoptive parents and was later joined by their son. Our founders saw the way adoption positively impacted their family and chose to dedicate their careers to helping others’ dreams come true. Allow our family to skillfully represent yours throughout your New York or New Jersey adoption journey.

Honest, Authentic Advocacy on Your Side Every Step of the Way

Even in happy circumstances like adoption, navigating the legal system can be intimidating. We get it. The adoption process can involve a lot of bait-and-switch situations, and it requires a massive amount of paperwork. When something as important as your family’s future is in question, you deserve a dedicated legal team on your side. Our adoption attorneys provide families like yours with experienced and straightforward guidance. If you live in New York or New Jersey, get in touch with us today to start discussing your case and seeking the results you need.

Our comprehensive services address a variety of adoption cases. Whether you’re a same-gender couple looking to start a family or a stepparent hoping to adopt your spouse’s child, we have the skills to help you move forward. We understand the impact an adoption will have on your family, which is why we’ll involve you in every aspect of your case. We use a hands-on approach in order to educate our clients on the various legal aspects surrounding adoption. The more you understand, the better prepared you will likely feel.

We know firsthand that adoption can be time-consuming and expensive. As a way of encouraging open communication, we don’t bill for minor correspondences like emails. When you’re ready to start growing your family, contact Greenberg & Greenberg today.