A knowledgeable, experienced adoption attorney can help explain, simplify, and organize the adoption process and outline your options. The attorney can clarify the relevant adoption laws and regulations in your state. If you are considering adopting or placing a child from another state, your attorney can consult with an experienced attorney who is familiar with the laws of that state, then explain them to you and/or refer you to that attorney.

Your attorney can assist you in understanding and weighing the effectiveness of your various options for getting the word out about your desire to adopt. These include: using the internet and social media as resources for finding birth parents; conducting an advertising campaign; working with consultants; utilizing your personal network and other networking techniques; and working with in-state and out-of-state agencies and attorneys. There are complicated rules that vary from state to state and your attorney can advise you on them. Your attorney can help you to develop a practical and legally secure outreach plan that is specifically tailored to your needs.