Arkansas Adoptions

Providing Options and Solutions to Help Your Family Grow

Adoption is a very personal process, and our lawyers treat it with the care it deserves. Attorney Lance Owens is the proud father of four adopted children, and Attorney Aaron Heller was adopted as a child. With this experience, the OMG Law Firm has a deep understanding of Arkansas adoption law and what you can expect.

In general, there are three common methods of adoption:

  • Step Parent Adoption: When a step parent wants to adopt his or her step child, the biological parent spouse joins in a petition for adoption. If the other biological parent is cooperative, these adoptions can progress quickly. If not, we can advise you on how to move it forward without consent.
  • Grandparent Adoption: Sometimes grandparents raise their grandchildren just as if they were their own. If the biological parents consent, these can also be relatively simple adoptions. If the biological parents object, we can help organize and present the proof necessary to push through the adoption where it is in the best interest of the child.
  • Open or Closed Adoption: An open adoption means that lines of communication will be agreed upon so that the biological parent(s) can communicate with the adoptive parents to an extent. In a closed adoption, the lines of communication between the biological parent(s) and the adoptive parents and child are closed. All records are also closed to prevent contact between the parties.

If you have any questions about any of these concepts, please feel free to contact the attorneys at the OMG Law Firm. We are prepared to answer any questions you may have and assist you with any of your legal needs.