Jessee, Read & Howard, P.C.

Abingdon, VA Adoption Lawyers

The experienced lawyers at Jessee, Read & Howard, P.C. handle all types of adoption cases, whether it is an agreed adoption or a contested matter.

Adoption cases can be emotional and stressful for all parties involved; particularly if both parents do not agree to the placement. Your case is too important not to have an experienced adoption attorney on your side.

Adoption is a legal process to place children who have been permanently and legally separated from their biological parents with adoptive parents. If adoption is granted, the Judge will enter an order terminating the rights of the biological parents and awarding the adoptive parents full parental rights and obligations pertaining to the child.

In Virginia, there are two types of adoption: The first is an Agency Placement Adoption whereby the child is placed for adoption by an adoption agency. The second type is a Non-Agency Adoption whereby a biological parent or legal guardian petitions for adoption. Non-Agency adoptions include:

  • Stepparent Adoptions
  • Parental Placement Adoptions
  • Adult Adoptions
  • Close Relative Adoptions

The attorneys at Jessee, Read & Howard, P.C. routinely handle all types of adoption matters. Our attorneys know every step of the process and will efficiently process the paperwork to make your family whole. Our attorneys have successfully litigated numerous contested adoptions where a biological parent objected to adoption.


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200 Valley Street NW
P.O. Box 1506
Abingdon, Virginia 24212
Tel: (276) 628-1089
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