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Stepparent Adoptions

The Lawyers at Beresford Booth | 10/25/2022
Stepparent adoptions allow a stepparent to adopt his or her partner’s child, and to become the child’s parent in the eyes of the law. Stepparent adoptions are one of the most joyful types of family law cases, as the family is becoming legally one, and the child is gaining a parent who loves the child… Read More

Open or Closed Adoption – What is the Difference?

Washington State Adoption and Assisted Reproduction Law Lawyer Dimitra S. Scott | 5/24/2022
Families must make a number of decisions in the adoption process. Foremost among them, in Washington State, is the decision of whether or not to pursue an “open” or a “closed” adoption. Washington is one of a few states that allows adoptive parents, birth parents, and if appropriate, the child, to enter into a legally… Read More

Adoption Tax Credit 2022

Washington State Adoption and Assisted Reproduction Group | 1/6/2022
The U.S. tax code presently allows adoptive families a tax related benefit for any and all qualifying costs and fees incurred in pursuing an adoption. The IRS allows a fairly broad definition of allowed costs and fees such that in most cases, any and all fees and costs paid to an adoption agency, an attorney,… Read More

Building Families Through Assisted Reproduction – Surrogacy

Washington State Adoption and Assisted Reproduction Group | 3/3/2021
When families plan to have children through an Assisted Reproduction process such as Gestational Surrogacy or Genetic Surrogacy, families are formed with the assistance of physicians and fertility clinics all over the country and indeed, throughout the world.  However, it appears in many case the medical technology developed faster than the laws in most states.… Read More