Adoption Your Rights Are Our Business

New Jersey Adoption Lawyers

Uniting Families in South Jersey and Beyond

Do you wish to add on to your family via adoption? Our legal team at Burnham Douglass Attorneys at Law would love to help you through this exciting, but often trying, journey. Backed by more than 60 years of combined professional experience in the legal field, we take great pride in guiding families through various family law-related matters, including adoptions.

Are you considering any of the following types of adoption? Contact us to learn more about what you need to know before moving forward:

  • International adoption
  • Domestic adoption
  • Stepparent adoption
  • Foster parent adoption
  • Adoptions by same-sex couples
  • Adoptions via an agency

Whether you wish to adopt domestically or internationally, we can help ensure you’re prepared for every stage of the tedious process ahead. When you turn to Burnham Douglass Attorneys at Law, you can rest assured that your case will be handled with the utmost professionalism and discretion. Our New Jersey adoption attorneys are committed to providing personalized and high-quality legal representation throughout every step of your adoption case.

To learn more, submit an online contact form or call us at (856) 512-1461, and a member of our family law practice will be in touch shortly to schedule a free, confidential consultation.

How New Jersey Adoptions Work

New Jersey is a popular state for adoptions because its process is streamlined: Adoptions are made permanent without the delay of a waiting period. In other words, 72 hours after a child has been born, a birth mom can legally surrender her parental rights permanently. New Jersey also has an extremely open stance on adoption, welcoming all prospective parents, regardless of their sexual orientation or marital status.

At the same time, adoptions are still highly regulated and require extensive clearances, paperwork, and background checks. Our legal team can prepare you for every stage of the process to ensure the adoption goes as smoothly as possible.

Contact Burnham Douglass Attorneys at Law for a Free Adoption Consultation

With all of the unknown and nerve-wracking aspects of adoption, it is best to have proven legal guidance in your corner. At Burnham Douglass Attorneys at Law, our New Jersey adoption lawyers can help you make informed decisions and formulate a plan that suits your family. Our offices are conveniently located in Marlton and Somers Point, New Jersey, allowing us to serve clients throughout South Jersey, including Atlantic County, Burlington County, and Camden County.

For a free and confidential case evaluation with our legal team, give our office a call today at (856) 512-1461 or contact us online!

The Stories That Matter

See What Our Valued Clients Have to Say
  • Both Michelle and Phil made me feel like I was a family member they were representing.

    “This testimonial will be the most honest you have ever read. My journey is incredible..my case was actually dismissed in summary judgment due to fact I had incompetent counsel previously. Michelle ...”

    - Robert K. Petroski
  • After meeting Michelle, she gave me the confidence I needed to fight for what I deserved.

    “When I first met Michelle, I had so many fears about filing a lawsuit. I was afraid of actually filing against Atlantic City Board of Education simply because what I had gone through was torture. I ...”

    - Maria Marino
  • I never knew compassion, value and honesty could exist in an attorney until I met Philip.

    “I'm hoping there's enough space to comment on my experience with Philip as he assisted me on a very personal matter... I was recommended by two different sources, so I hoped & prayed this would be my ...”

    - Dan
  • She was always very prompt in her follow-up and developed a winning strategy for me.

    “I am very grateful Mrs. Michelle J. Douglass took my case. You demonstrated to me great expertise. She was always very prompt in her follow-up and developed a winning strategy for me. Working with ...”

    - James Runyon
  • Michelle Douglass is a straight shooter and fights for your rights.

    “The firm handled my case in a dedicated and professional manner. Michelle Douglass is a straight shooter and fights for your rights. Her tenaciousness and no nonsense approach quickly set the tone and ...”

    - Dave Daniels
  • Phil's service exceeded my expectations and I found him to be more responsive and sensitive to my situation than the previous lawyer I had used.

    “Phil Burnham is an excellent divorce lawyer! Phil's service exceeded my expectations and I found him to be more responsive and sensitive to my situation than the previous lawyer I had used. He was ...”

    - Abby
  • Ms. Douglass always returned my calls promptly as if I were the most valuable client among the many she represents.

    “It has been a pleasure for the last couple of years working with Michelle Douglass and the entire 'My rights lawyers team'. Michelle's experience and legal knowledge on employee rights impressed me ...”

    - Heather
  • I was helped by Michelle every step of the way, with guidance and answers. She is remarkable and I love her.

    “My name is Joanne Craven. I have been a long time client of the firm and have become a personal friend with Michelle Douglass as a result. Just recently, they helped me through a very difficult time. ...”

    - Joanne Imperatore
  • Ms. Douglass, I got a feeling of genuine concern, unlike that of the prior attorneys I had spoken to.

    “I first met attorney Michelle Douglass in late fall of 2003. I had been to numerous attorneys trying to find one that was not only capable, but willing to take on such a challenge. When I presented my ...”

    - Kathy Jen
  • Michelle Douglass turned a difficult situation into an easy solution.

    “When I needed an attorney to help me through a difficult transition from employment to retirement, I turned to Michelle Douglass. Throughout my case, I was in contact with my attorneys, all of my ...”

    - Erich Straub
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What Sets Our Firm Apart?

The Difference is Clear 
  • Care

    We approach each client with compassion, empathy and care.

  • Experience

    We have an in-depth understanding of the law and how it relates to your unique case.

  • Personal Attention

    We will provide you with the personal attention your case deserves.

  • Flexible

    We offer video, after hour and weekend appointments for your convenience. 

  • High-Quality Representation

    We deliver high-quality legal work because we handle select cases.

  • Dedication

    We have been serving the needs of our clients for over 30 years and are dedicated to your success.

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