Second Adoptions occur when a child has been adopted, either domestically or internationally, into an adoptive home but does not do well in that home. The first adoptive parents then seek to have the child placed with another adoptive family who is better able to meet the child’s needs.
Second Adoptions require both sets of adoptive parents to follow the laws of their home state. This means the second family must have a home study completed and, if the child is being adopted by a family in another state, the requirements of the Interstate Compact on the Placement of Children must be followed.
It is especially important that these adoptions be handled by attorneys with experience in this area so that all legal and ethical requirements are met. Our firm has handled many Second Adoptions, so you can be confident that we are experienced in this area.