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Looking to Adopt? Private Placement Adoption May Be Right for You

New York Domestic Adoption Attorney

Domestic Private Placement Adoption

Domestic adoption, or private placement adoption, is a process that takes place exclusively in the United States when a birth mother or birth parent(s) places a child directly with the adoptive parent(s). The key aspect to private placement adoption is that the connection occurs without the assistance or interaction of an adoption agency.

The birth parents and adoptive parents typically have found each other through some sort of advertising medium including:

  • Print media
  • Social networking
  • Business cards
  • The internet
  • Good old fashion word of mouth by family and friends

Once found, the two parties determine if they are right for one another and make an adoption plan together.

Before the search begins for the adoptive family, legal steps must be taken. These legal procedures are crucial to the adoption process. In addition, families must know where and if they are permitted to advertise in any given state, sometimes referred to as the sending state. All of these points are aspects of the law that adoptive parents need to fully understand and discuss with a knowledgeable New York adoption attorney.

The initial contact between the adoptive parent and birth parent is the time for information to be exchanged so that all involved parties can make an informed decision. Caution, confidentiality and common sense are necessary characteristics to display during the contact stage between the birth parents and adoptive parents. With the support, assistance and advice that our New York adoption attorneys can provide, all parties can feel more comfortable about moving forward, or perhaps not moving forward, with an adoption plan together.

Convenient Consultation Appointments

Call (888) 676-9015 to schedule an appointment with our office.

If your schedule will only permit a consultation in the evening, we're happy to schedule that with you. Please note that all evening appointments must be scheduled one week in advance and the consultation will cover the basics of private placement-parent initiated domestic adoption, and explanation of the current state of inter-country adoption and any other related matters and questions answered. Contact us to discuss scheduling and fees.

Delivering the Experience You Need

Domestic private placement adoption requires legal counsel that possesses the expertise and experience needed to facilitate the process and ensure that it runs smoothly. From the beginning legal steps of certification to the finalization of adoption, Greenberg & Greenberg will be with you every step of the way. Contact our firm today.

Hear From Our Clients

See How We've Helped Families Come Together
  • “We will be forever grateful to the Greenbergs for bringing us together as a family.”

    The Drew Family

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

    Danielle O.

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


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


  • “Working with James was a HUGE blessing.”

    Former Client

  • “James Greenberg is our favorite lawyer EVER!”

    Former Client

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

    Mary Ann, Ray and Kim

  • “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.

    Read Our Story
  • 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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Take the First Step Toward Growing Your Family
  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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