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Adoption

Trusted Attorney Helping Families Pursue Adoption in the Bay Area

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An attorney can provide the guidance and assistance needed to make the adoption process go more smoothly. It is best to invesgtigate the process; speak with others who are adoptive parrents. In these situations, having a legal representative can make all the difference in navigating the problem and resolving it.

Specific Laws and Regulations in California

Adopting in California is subject to the standards and regulations of the state. There are several that are unique and should be taken into account before initiating the process, and the state also only acknowledges certain agreements. California legally recognizes adoptions that are facilitated in one the following ways:
  • Independent adoption service provider
  • Independent adoption
  • Adoption agency
  • Adoption facilitator
  • Agency adoption

Simplifying the Process in the San Francisco and San Mateo Counties

Adoptions are a joyous occasion for families, but that doesn’t mean that you should not be vigilant about your legal rights. Hiring an adoption attorney is the best way to ensure that they are taken care of and the process goes as planned. 

Contact Information

Law Offices of Margaret S. Tillinghast
2171 Junipero Serra Blvd.
Suite 700
Daly City, CA 94014

Phone: 650-991-4700
Fax: 650-991-1650
Email: mstillinghast@att.net
Business Hours:
​Monday-Thursday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Friday, 9 a.m.-Noon
Saturday-Sunday, Closed