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Adoption in California

In California, a person being adopted must be under 18 and unmarried, unless an adult agrees to be adopted by another adult. Additionally, adoptive parents generally must be at least 10 years older than an adopted child. At the Law Offices of Randall A. Richmond, we applaud your decision to adopt and want to make the process easy for you. A San Francisco adoption lawyer from our firm can help you with all aspects of adoption law, including:

Adoptive parents must file a petition for adoption and then participate in a court hearing. For the adoption to become legal, the court must issue a final decree of adoption. A San Francisco adoption attorney can be helpful in completing the process of adoption. The Law Offices of Randall A. Richmond will be glad to help you draft and file a petition for adoption, and to provide representation at your hearing. We will help you through every step of the adoption process, including the social worker’s investigation determining your ability to be a parent.

Contact the Law Office of Randall A. Richmond today and schedule a consultation with a San Francisco family lawyer.






870 Market Street, Suite 1263
San Francisco, CA 94102
Phone: 415-701-8300