When you decide to adopt a child the decision can be very heart warming. However, the amount of complex paperwork can become overwhelming. Making the adoption official by finalizing all of the paperwork can be the most difficult part.


Adoption is the formation of a parent-child relationship. Any person may be adopted under Pennsylvania law and this is not excluded to only minors. There are numerous unique ways that you may adopt a child in Pittsburgh, PA, but most clients who are considering adoption do it through an adoption agency. Some adoptions are between only the biological parents and those who are adopting the child.


Under the code in our state of PA, there are numerous methods for ending the parental rights of a child’s biological parents. Some parents may decide to volunteer the giving up of parental rights.

Parents can sign consent that allows for the termination of rights . The child’s biological father is able to sign the form of concent at any time, even before the child is actually born.

If you are the biological mother of the child, you must wait 72 hours after the child is born to sign the forms of consent. The biological mother can revoke the consent form within 30 days and the biological father can revoke his consent within 30 days.

If you are considering adoption, contact our Pittsburgh adoption attorneys to guide you through this complex and very special process.