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The Adoption Process Find Out What You Should Expect When Adopting

Preparing for the Adoption Process

New York Adoption Attorneys Explain What to Expect

As a family that has been brought together by adoption, our New York adoption lawyers know that the adoption process may seem like an intimidating maze of legal procedures. Although the process may not be easy, it most certainly can be a rewarding and joyous experience. While the process can vary considerably depending on your current situation, your unique needs and goals, and your chosen adoption action, there are some general steps you can expect.

General steps in the adoption process include:

Having focused our firm's practice exclusively on adoption and adoption-related matters, our legal team has been able to accumulate a breadth of legal knowledge and insight rarely found elsewhere. By drawing from our extensive experience and our personal history with adoption, we are able to provide the individuals and families we represent with high-quality services and real, genuine support. Whether you are interested in domestic adoption, international adoption or stepparent adoption, our firm is here to help.

Assistance and Support Every Step of the Way

Depending on the type of adoption you pursue and a number of additional factors, the adoption process may range in duration. Generally, this process can be completed in approximately 18 months, although exceptions do apply. Our firm goes above and beyond in our efforts to facilitate your adoption and to ensure that all inherent issues are addressed as quickly as possible.

From the very moment you reach out to our firm to the time that we finalize your adoption, you can be sure that our New York adoption attorneys will assist and support you every step of the way.

If you would like to learn more about what you can expect during your unique adoption process and how our firm can help, contact Greenberg & Greenberg today.

Hear From Our Clients

See How We've Helped Families Come Together
  • “James Greenberg is our favorite lawyer EVER!”

    Former Client

  • “It made me smile because my love for my son will be for infinity and so will yours for him.”

    Danielle O.

  • “Every step of the way, Joel was always available to us, walking us through the application process.”

    Mary Ann, Ray and Kim

  • “We will be forever grateful to the Greenbergs for bringing us together as a family.”

    The Drew Family

  • “My sincere thanks to the Greenberg family for brining my son HOME!”


  • “I would tell anyone if they want to grow their family through adoption that the Greenberg's can help them.”


  • “Working with James was a HUGE blessing.”

    Former Client

  • “The best thing that Barbara and Joel ever did was make a community of adopted children. ”

    K. Barnett

  • Our Adoption Story

    Read how partners J. Michael Greenberg and Barbara Greenberg have personally experienced the joy and blessing of adoption.

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  • Are You Ready to Adopt?

    Get to know the adoption process in New York and find out what the next steps are on your journey to making your adoption dreams a reality.

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  • Meet Our Extended Family

    Take a look through our extended family photo gallery to see all of the families we have helped expand through the process of adoption.

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  1. We have assisted over 6,000 families through the adoptoin process.
  2. We provide both domestic and international adoption assistance.
  3. We have been representing families in NY and beyond for over 40 years.
  4. We help singles, married couples, and same-sex partners start their families.
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