Anthony J. LoPresti, Attorney at Law
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Adoption Lawyer

From step-parent adoptions to adult adoptions, our
Nassau County firm can bring your family together. Get started today.

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Nassau County Adoption Attorney

Dedicated to Turning Parental Dreams Into Realities – (516) 252-0223

While the decision to adopt can be complex and time-consuming, it can also be one of the most rewarding journeys you will experience. Don’t let the legal complexities of adoption stand in the way of parenthood. Whether you are seeking to expand your family or you are a step-parent looking to legally formalize an existing relationship, turn to the team at Anthony J. LoPresti, Attorney at Law. When you’re ready to being the next chapter of your life, we are here to help.

Nothing is more important than family, and we can help your realize your parental dreams. We know the law, we know your rights, and we can help you overcome the hurdles which lie ahead. After the process is complete, you will possess every privilege and right bestowed upon biological parents. Contact our team today and get the support you need to get through the adoption process as smoothly as possible.

Types of Adoptions

When it comes to adopting a child, there are many options, and it is important to be aware of all your options before making a final decision. Our firm can educate and help you determine which option is the best one for you and your family.

  • Adult Adoption
  • Independent Adoption
  • International Adoption
  • Relative / Kinship Adoption
  • Same Sex Adoption
  • Stepparent Adoption

You May Be Wondering...

  • Questions

  • What requirements must I meet to adopt?

    Answer

    There is an extensive application process and a number of requirements that must be met to adopt. For example, you must be at least 18 years of age. While you do not have to own a home, you must have adequate space available for a child, and you must be able to meet your household needs.

  • How long does the adoption process take?

    Answer

    The adoption process consists of two different stages, preplacement and postplacement. All adoptions have a preplacement waiting period, which will vary based on the type of child being adopted. While a U.S. domestic adoption typically takes about 12 months, the adoption of a healthy infant could take between 2 and 7 years. Postplacement occurs after the child has been placed in his or her new home, and consists of an agency supervising your family for a legally-mandated amount of time before finalization occurs.

  • Are adoption and guardianship different?

    Answer

    An adoptive parent assumes the legal rights and responsibilities for a child, which are the same rights and responsibilities held for parents of children who are born to them. A guardian assumes responsibility for a child only until the time he or she turns 18, is not classified as the child’s legal parent, and does not assume all legal rights and responsibilities of the child.

  • How do I know which type of adoption is best for me?

    Answer

    Every family is different, and has unique needs and goals. Each family is looking for the adoption process that will best suit their specific lifestyle. When you work with our firm, we will get an understanding of your goals, observe your home life, evaluate your unique needs, and determine the process that is best for your situation.

  • Anthony J. LoPresi

    Founding Attorney

    Anthony J. LoPresti, ESQ., is a family law attorney with nearly 30 years of experience in divorce and related areas of matrimonial law. He is a dedicated professional who understands that successful representation requires more than a thorough knowledge of the law; it requires a fine tuned sensitivity to the financial and emotional needs of each clients. Together with his team, Mr. LoPresti works to obtain outstanding results for each client.

    Founded in Nassau County in 1990, the firm focuses exclusively in family law, and Mr. LoPresti is commonly regarded as one of New York’s leading divorce lawyers. The firm and its dedicated legal team handle a variety of complex divorce, custody and family law matters. Through many years of negotiation and trial experience, Attorney LoPresti has gained the trust and admiration of families he has helped.

Why You Should Turn to Our Firm

  • Dedicated Exclusively to Family Law

  • Nearly 3 Decades of Experience

  • Member of the Nassau County Bar Association

  • Member of the New York State Bar Association

  • Member of the NY State Trial Lawyers Association

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