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Law Practice Dedicated Exclusively to Adoption and Family Planning

The Law Offices of Deborah E. Spivack Brings Families Together

Adoption is a beautiful way to grow your family and open your heart and home to a child or children in need. For the past decade, I have dedicated my career to assisting my clients in navigating the adoption process so they can transition into family life with their new child with legal security and peace of mind. I proudly serve clients throughout New Jersey, Philadelphia, and Delaware. My commitment to clients has made me a trusted resource for hundreds of families throughout the tri-state region who have valued my passion in my work, personalized service, and fervent advocacy on their behalf.

Why work with an adoption attorney?

Adoption is a wonderful option for expanding your family, but the laws governing the process can be complex and difficult to understand. When you work with an attorney, you can be confident that your adoption process will proceed as smoothly as possible. I can help you understand the laws regarding adoption, as well as provide:

  • An unbiased explanation of adoption methods
  • Resources to help you develop a legally secure adoption plan
  • Explanations of your rights and the adoption laws in your state or references to an adoption attorney who practices in your state or internationally
  • Assessment of the risks involved, including determining what costs are legally permissible
  • Methods to ensure that the birth parents' rights are legally terminated prior to placement
  • Review and negotiate adoption agency contracts to ensure that your interests are served
  • Clarification of your options for post-placement arrangements, if any, with birth parents
  • Drafting or reviewing services for agreements to ensure your interests and the interests of the child are served

As the hallmark of my practice, I offer professional, personalized, and practical advice to my clients in addition to high quality legal services both inside and outside of the courtroom. My family-empowerment approach to practicing in adoption and assisted reproductive technology cases enables clients to understand their choices and make decisions that are right for them and their families at every stage of the process.

Some adoptions are more complicated than others. I am dedicated to strategizing with my client families to find and implement solutions through careful planning and consideration of all possible complications. I enjoy the challenge of planning for complex adoption cases and overcoming hurdles that clients may have in the adoption process. Together, we create a plan to resolve complex legal issues involving interstate adoption placements, contesting parties, and immigration issues in adoptions with international components, as well as pursuing clients' rights for financial and medical assistance through adoption subsidy.

I am a proud fellow of the American Academy of Adoption Attorneys, which is an invitation-only organization with approximately 340 attorneys throughout the United States who have demonstrated extensive experience in adoption cases. I have been a frequent speaker at numerous professional conferences and participated in committees to improve laws and adoption practice. I work to provide prospective parents and birth parents with trusted legal representation for their adoption cases. Having a practice concentrated on adoption and family planning spanning 10 years, I bring a level of insight, judgment and experience to each case that surpasses the services offered by attorneys with a more generalized practice, including family law practitioners.

Schedule a Consultation with Attorney Deborah E. Spivack in PA, NJ, or DE

If you are looking to adopt or you are a birth parent considering adoption placement, contact the Law Offices of Deborah E. Spivack for a phone consultation. I have helped hundreds of families successfully adopt children into their homes and I may be able to help you as well. I also have personal experience as an adoptive parent; I myself have adopted a child from Guatemala, so I know the anxiety, hope, fears and joy that come along with the adoption process.

I understand your concerns and can help you complete the process. Are you ready to move forward with achieving your family planning goals? Contact us and schedule a consultation. I look forward to helping you realize your dreams of growing your family through adoption.

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Debbie was recommended to us by some friends that she helped during their adoption process, and we couldn't have been happier with her service. From the first time I spoke with her I could tell she was genuinely kind and caring. Debbie kept in constant communication throughout the adoption process of my stepson. She made everything easy and left little for my family to worry about. When the big day came, she was there for us and made the entire experience one we ...

~ RS

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Law Offices of Deborah E. Spivack
Adoption Lawyer
PA: PO Box 56182 Philadelphia, PA 19130-6182
NJ: P.O. Box 3433, Cherry Hill, NJ 08034-0332
DE: 800 N. King Street, 1st Floor, Wilmington, DE 19801-3550
Phone: (888) 899-6212
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