DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL SERVICES (DSS)

Our law firm is available to represent adoptive parents in their adoption of a child from DSS,once a child has been determined free for adoption by DSS. (For adoptions of children in the Foster Care System who are not yet free for adoption, see Foster Care Adoption). Our law firm handles these DSS adoptions for the $1,500.00 non­recurring adoption cost paid by DSS. We do not require the adopting parents to advance any sum for costs, fees and expenses but, instead, are pleased to wait on the DSS subsidy for payment for our costs and expenses. Our law firm is available to handle these DSS adoptions throughout the state at no additional charge to the adopting parents.