San Marcos Family Law Attorneys
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Adoption Attorney Law Practice of San Marcos

Compassionate Adoption Lawyers Dedicated to Your Family’s Best Legal Interests in the Local San Marcos Area.

For many years, Southern California has been able to count on Fischer & Van Thiel, LLP for all their Adoption Attorney Legal Services. In addition to our San Marcos Law Firm’s Officeour Adoption Legal Services Law Practice Team Represents many Service Area Clients throughout the local San Diego CountyCalifornia region.

Adoption Attorneys with Years of Family Law Experience

Fischer & Van Thiel, LLP provides over 57 Years of Combined Family Law Counsel Experience dedicated to Your Family’s Legal Concerns throughout the Legal Process.

When you want to adopt a child, there can be many legal complexities and other problems that stand in your way or make the process more complex.

Facing such problems or simply trying to understand the process and what is expected of you can be extremely frustrating.

Fortunately, with the support of a highly qualified and compassionate adoption attorney, you can avoid many of these issues and have a better chance of successfully adding to or completing your family.

Grow Your Family by Adopting a Child

Adoption is a wonderful way to expand your family while providing a safe and happy home to a child who needs one very much.

If you are considering adopting a child, there are many options available to you.

How We Can Help with the Adoption Process

The adoption process can be a difficult one, fraught with complications and red tape.

Adoption is a hugely significant milestone for any family and is often a complex and lengthy process that requires careful attention to the details and requirements of the organization from which the adoption is to be made.

Before welcoming a child into your home, parents-to-be must jump through all manner of bureaucratic hoops and fill out seemingly endless mountains of paperwork.

Fortunately, a family does not have to go through this process alone.

At Fischer & Van Thiel, LLP, our Adoption Lawyers and Legal Services Team is dedicated to providing clear and effective legal guidance and management for individuals seeking to adopt.

We can help you to move forward with your adoption in a manner that streamlines the process and improves your chances of success.

To learn more about how our legal representation can help you through the adoption process, call our San Marcos Family Law Firm’s Adoption Attorneys today at (760) 757-6854.

Different Ways You Can Adopt a Child

California law provides for many different ways a family can grow, including:

    • Adopting from within the state foster care system
    • Adopting a child from another country
    • Open, semi-open, or closed adoptions through a private agency
    • Private arrangements between birth mothers and adoptive parents
    • Adoption of a step-child, grandchild, or another young relative

Potential Adoption Process Complications

Unfortunately, there are many problems that can arise during the adoption process.

It is important to have a knowledgeable San Marcos Adoption Lawyer to inform you of your rights and work with you to protect them.

We can assist with every adoption-related issue, including but not limited to:

    • Establishing eligibility as adoptive parents
    • Developing a guardianship contract for an open or semi-open adoption
    • Winning custody of a grandchild or step-child from an unfit parent
    • The biological father’s rights to a child
    • The birth mother’s rights after the adoption is finalized

California Adoption Process & Legal Guardianship

The California Legal Adoption Process requires a great deal qualification in order to convince a court or adoption organization that the new parents are ready to assume responsibility for the physical, emotional, and material care of the child.

Our attorneys understand every aspect of this time-consuming process, and can help you with all of the following types of adoptions:

    • Agency Adoption
    • Private Adoption
    • International Adoptions
    • Step-Parents
    • Second-Parents

Our attorneys can handle any of your legal guardianship issues as well, in any circumstance where establishing guardianship is in question.

While most guardianship issues are settled in a will, the lack of such decisive information can cause extensive legal confusion which will require professional care to settle effectively.

International Child Adoptions

For couples who wish to expand their family but don’t necessarily want to wait for an American Adoption Agency to complete the process, international adoption is an excellent option.

International adoptions have been in the news lately and have increased in popularity in recent years.

One of the most significant advantages of international adoption is that the adoption is finalized before even leaving the country.

Once the baby or child leaves the country, he or she is yours. International adoptions are finalized in the country of origin which takes a lot of the paperwork of the United States out of the picture.

As in any adoption, there are questions of age, race, and gender to consider. Another issue to consider is the cost of getting to the country of origin for your new family member.

Although it must be noted, children are much more expensive than flights so that might not necessarily be the most significant item to consider. The health status of the child is necessary as a consideration as well.

While many countries allow for a very short or no waiting period for finalizing an adoption, others impose very strict rules on how long a couple must wait to finalize an adoption.

Other countries have strident rules pertaining to who exactly can adopt a child from the country.

Greece, for example, does not allow Greek children to be adopted into non-Greek families unless there are special circumstances.

Other countries, like Russia and China, are much more open to their children be adopted by foreign citizens.

We use our expansive understanding of the Local Court’s Legal Process and California Laws to tailor a plan specific Adoption Strategy to the best interest of your family’s unique needs.

Identifying Birth Parent Adoption Scams

Though most adoption agencies and birth parent couples are honest, it is important to recognize that there are scam artists in these areas who may be looking to take advantage of a couple that is vulnerable and possibly desperate for a child.

The use of the Internet can exacerbate this problem since individuals are able to create long-distance connections with very little face-to-face interaction.

If you are considering adoption, it would behoove you to seek the help of an experienced legal professional.

That way, you can help avoid these criminals (or engage in legal action if you encounter one) and ensure your adoption is complete and legitimate in the eyes of the law.

To learn more about adoption laws and procedures, contact the San Marcos adoption lawyers of Fischer & Van Thiel, LLP at (760) 757-6854 today.

Common Forms of Adoption Scams

Adoption scams can exist in the following forms:

    • The birth parent is not actually pregnant
    • The birth parents promise their child to more than one couple at a time
    • The birth parent is pregnant but never intends to actually give up her child for adoption

In order to make sure you only engage in legal interactions, be wary of a birth parent who tries to contact you via newspaper advertisements or through an Internet site.

To protect yourself from this dangerous and emotionally devastating event, you should seek the help of an experienced adoption attorney.

That way, you can leave the process in the hands of a professional and avoid the scam artists who may threaten your family.

Call us at (760) 757-6854 to schedule a complimentary case evaluation with our team.

Family Law Legal Cases We Routinely Handle Involving:

Divorce Law: Including Annulments, Contested, and Uncontested Divorces
Military Divorce Attorney: Experienced with uniques situations of Military Relationships
Mediation: Mediation encourages divorcing spouses to cooperate and avoid trial costs
Child Custody: Including Visitation, Negotiations, Modifications & Enforcement Actions
Child Support: Including Monitary Negotiations, Modifications & Enforcement Actions
Legal Guardianship: Application Preparation, Fitness Assessment, Legal Representation
Adoption: Including Step-Parent, Agency, Private, and International Adoptions
Prenuptial Agreement: We can help you draft and enforce favorable agreements
Paternity: Actions for those seeking custody rights and support payments
Legal Separation Agreement: Traditional and Same-Sex Marriages
Spousal Support (Alimony): Agreements for Spousal Support or Maintenance
Domestic Violence: Including representation for Abuse and those Accused of Abuse
Civil Harassment: We can help you seek a Civil Restraining & Enforcement Orders
Juvenile Court: Including guardianship, juvenile delinquency, and dependency matters
Marital Property Division: Representation as you divide property during divorce
Estate Planning: Including wills and probate

Providing Up-To-Date Legal Advice on Adoption Law Issues

Our firm focuses exclusively on matters that relate to Adoption Family law. Concentrating on this practice area allows us to remain current on California’s Adoption Legal Codes. As a result, we are able to provide cutting-edge legal advice for a range of unique personal legal concerns.

Fischer & Van Thiel, LLP has the Best Divorce & Family Law Attorneys in the Local San Marcos Area who only provide Best Child Adoption Law Services with affordable legal fees.

Our “Family First” Focused Lawyers provide proactive legal solutions that safeguard your current legal situation helping ensure we mitigate future legal issues proactively for you.

We believe it is always best to try to mediate conflicts to help you to avoid courtroom litigation and the fees that accompany this form of dispute resolution, if possible.

Fischer & Van Thiel, LLP Family Law Firm Customer Reviews:

Child Custody Legal Services Review

"Thank you, Michael Fischer, you really are great at what you do."


"Going through a very stressful time Michael Fischer really helped me through it all. He helped me fight my case and took a lot of weight off my shoulders in order to get full custody of my son. He reported back to me all the updates with my case and ended up winning my case!

- Former Client, San Marcos California

Child Custody Legal Services

"Thanks, Thomas!"


"He was there every step of the way. Helped make this custody situation a little more bearable. Thank you, Tom and Linda."- Maria, San Marcos, CA

Divorce Legal Services

"They're very dependable, knowledgeable, and experienced."


"The Fischer & Van Thiel Firm is a great firm. They're very dependable, knowledgeable, and experienced. I definitely recommend them."

- Elizabeth G., San Marcos, CA

Family Law Legal Services

"This office is really good, thanks for everything."


- Patti A., San Marcos, CA

Divorce & Ongoing Family Law Services

"Friendly and knowledgeable — I highly recommend Fischer & Van Thiel, LLP!"


- Allison O., San Marcos, CA

Family Law Legal Services

"Fischer & Van Thiel is a very knowledgeable office and great to work with!"


- Chelsey G., San Marcos, CA

Why Choose Fischer & Van Thiel, LLP

Experienced Family Lawyers Who Care


  • Over 57 Years of Combined Legal Practice Experience

  • Available 24/7 By Appointment, Phone & Video Consult

  • Complimentary 30 Minute Family Law Consultations

  • Committed to Protecting Your Rights & Privacy

  • Always Serving You & Your Children’s Best Interests

  • Affordable & Friendly Family Law Divorce Lawyers

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San Marcos Law Office
Fischer & Van Thiel, LLP
100 E San Marcos Blvd Ste. 400
San Marcos, CA 92069
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