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We focus on uniting families through adoption and protecting parents and their rights by establishing strong legal parent-child relationships. Our dedicated team is here to guide you through the adoption process with care and expertise. Contact us today to begin your journey towards expanding your family.


Adopting a relative can be a deeply rewarding experience, providing a child with a loving and stable home within their extended family. In Illinois, related adoptions—where the adopting parent is related to the child by blood or marriage—are common and often more straightforward than other types of adoption.


This process typically involves stepparent adoptions, grandparent adoptions, or adoptions by other relatives, such as aunts, uncles, or siblings.

Related adoptions offer several benefits, including continuity of family relationships and a smoother transition for the child, who remains within their familiar family environment. However, the legal requirements and procedures must be carefully navigated to ensure the adoption is legally sound and in the best interests of the child.


The process usually involves obtaining the biological parents' consent, home studies, background checks, and court hearings to finalize the adoption.


Navigating the legal landscape of related adoption in Illinois can be complex, and having experienced legal support is crucial. Chicago Family Attorneys, LLC offers comprehensive assistance to families looking to adopt a relative. Our team understands the nuances of Illinois adoption laws and can guide you through every step of the process, ensuring that all legal requirements are met and that the adoption proceeds smoothly.

At Chicago Family Attorneys, LLC, we prioritize the best interests of the child and work diligently to achieve a successful adoption outcome. We provide personalized attention to each case, helping you gather necessary documentation, complete home studies, and prepare for court hearings. Our compassionate approach ensures that you feel supported throughout the process, making it as stress-free as possible.

Choosing Chicago Family Attorneys, LLC means choosing a firm with a proven track record in family law, dedicated to helping you expand your family legally and ethically. Contact us today for a consultation to discuss your related adoption needs and let us help you provide a loving, permanent home for your relative.

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