604 W. 2nd Av. Anchorage, AK 99501 907-771-8300 lbn@noroffices.com

Relative Adoption

Anchorage Attorney For Relative Adoptions

On occasion our office has the opportunity to help close relatives such as grandparents, aunts and uncles adopt a child. Relative adoptions are generally less complicated and challenging than many other kinds of adoptions, as often they involve making formal an arrangement that has been in place for some time.

However, sometimes family dynamics can make the adoption a challenge. Particularly when there are issues of violence, abuse or drug dependency, or issues with termination of rights of the biological parents or obtaining their consents to adoption, an adoption attorney can make the difference and help to smooth the process.

Formalizing The Relationship

Adopting a family member does not have to be a complicated process. Lisa can guide you through the adoption of a relative by helping you:

  • Decide between guardianship and adoption, weighing the pros and cons of each.
  • Expedite an interstate adoption if you are a relative.
  • Deal with family dynamics, and any issues of abuse, alcoholism or drug addiction.
  • Make sure all special considerations are dealt with if the child is an Alaskan Native.
Contact Lisa B. Nelson

If you are thinking of adopting a relative in Anchorage or anywhere in Alaska, call her at 907-771-8300 or contact online.