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Springfield Adoption Law Attorney

The process of adopting a child is a very fulfilling and exciting experience. Competent experienced legal counsel is needed to assist families wanting to adopt a child. As a parent of an adopted child, Attorney Gary Kerr is especially aware of the emotional aspects involved in adoptions and the legal issues for the adoptive parents.

Our mission is to not only provide legal services, but also help adoptive parents build their families. Our job is to counsel the client, whether the client is the expectant mother or the adopting parent and to ensure that the adoption is completed properly in the most cost efficient manner possible.

A Committed and Personable Sangamon County Adoption Attorney

The Law Office of Gary E. Kerr Ltd. represents clients in:

  • private adoptions
  • agency adoptions
  • international adoptions
  • interstate adoptions
  • court hearings for expectant mothers giving consent for an adoption
  • permanency hearings for foster families seeking to adopt

As an adoption lawyer, Gary E. Kerr has represented adopting parents in both private adoptions, public agency adoptions, and interstate adoptions. Mr. Kerr's experience extends to international adoptions, having adopted a child from another country.

Counseling and representing an expectant mother who wishes to place her child with a family in a private adoption is also an area of expertise for Attorney Kerr. The birth mother needs to have competent legal counsel to advise her on the legal procedures involved.

Statewide Adoption Attorney Panel Member

Parents who plan to adopt children who qualify for the Illinois Adoption Assistance and Subsidy program can utilize Mr. Kerr’s services in the adoption process. Mr. Kerr is a member of the Illinois Department of Children & Family Services Statewide Adoption Attorney Panel.

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Our offices are located across from the Springfield Clinic with on-site parking available. We are housed in a beautifully restored Italianate building, circa 1865, one of the few remaining buildings from the era, in the historic Aristocracy Hill location. It is featured in the IHPA Illinois Historic Structures Survey.

For more information on adoptions or to schedule a free initial consultation with an experienced adoption attorney, please contact us at 217-522-2244. Our office hours are from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. We also meet with clients on evenings and Saturdays by appointment.

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Law Office of Gary E. Kerr Ltd
1020 South 7th Street
Springfield, IL 62703
Phone: 217-522-2244
Fax: 217-522-2332
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