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Adoption Law

Attorney Nicholas C. Minshew provides legal representation to clients in Washington, D.C., Maryland and nationwide in all aspects of Adoption Law, including the following:

  • Domestic Infant Adoption
  • International Adoption
  • Contested Adoption
  • Single Parent Adoption
  • Same-Sex Adoption
  • Step-Parent Adoption
  • Interstate Adoption
  • Birth Parents
  • Readoption
  • Termination of Parental Rights
  • Guardianship
Mr. Minshew protects the rights of adopting parents seeking to expand their families, and to birth parents who are making the difficult decision to give a child up for adoption. Mr. Minshew educates his clients as to the different types of adoptions available, such as international vs. domestic, private vs. public, and open vs. closed, and the advantages associated with each option. He also advises clients as to the benefits of readoption under state laws, USCIS requirements for international adoptions, the process of obtaining guardianship or fully adopting a child in a foreign country, and issues relating to the Interstate Compact on the Placement of Children. Prior to opening his own law firm, Mr. Minshew worked as the Director of International Programs for a child placement agency licensed in Washington, D.C., Maryland and Virginia where he assisted clients in adopting children from countries as far away as Guatemala, India and Russia.

If you are a prospective adoptive parent or a birth parent and wish to learn more about adoption, contact the Law Firm of Minshew & Ahluwalia LLP, at (240) 386-8705 or fill out our contact form to schedule a consultation.