Adoption Articles

Adoption Articles by Turco Legal, PC. We are a Massachusetts family law firm with offices in Andover, Newburyport, Newton, and Boston.

Adoption is what we call “happy family law”. While much of the family law docket is comprised of parties arguing over money and children, these cases showcase the best of humankind. We love handling them and offer free consultations for those considering the responsibility.

You may have found us after a frustrating search of the web. You want to learn more about the process, but reliable information seems hard to come by. There doesn’t seem to be a central depository of information on the internet discussing the process in Massachusetts, so we’ve created one. So, a good first step is checking out the site’s main page on Massachusetts adoption.

Next, there are different case types and issues that may complicate an adoption. We recommend you continue your education here, where we aggregate our adoption articles. This will help you build a working knowledge of adoption in Massachusetts. For a proper assessment, we recommend you schedule a free consultation with our office.  You can do that by calling (866) 995-6663 or online here.


Considering Same-Sex Adoption

All 50 states allow same-sex adoption provided one member of the couple is already the child’s birth or adoptive parent. Massachusetts allows second-parent or co-parent adoptions for unmarried couples. Same-sex or opposite-sex married or unmarried couples under...

Guardianship versus Adoption

Caregiver, guardian and adoptive parent are terms in the lexicon describing adults who oversee the welfare of minor children. Each status, however, imparts different levels of responsibility for the minor’s well-being and varying degrees of court involvement. The...

Termination of Parental Rights Attorney

In a recent decision, Adoption of Ulrich, the Massachusetts Appeals Court addressed the termination of parental rights of a mother of five children, along with the mother’s entitlement to effective assistance of counsel. Background: The mother in this case had a...

Step-Parent Adoptions

Today, society embraces blended families. Heartwarming stories about adoption and the wonderful gift of having a child abound. Often, a new marriage following a divorce brings children into the equation. If you are a new step-parent, you may be interested in the...

Absent Parents and Termination of Rights

A judge may draw a negative inference from a parent’s absence and find that the parent is unfit. This thus terminates parental rights, according to a recent decision of the Massachusetts Appeals Court. Background: In Adoption of Talik, the Court terminated parental...