Des Moines, Iowa Adoption Attorneys in Polk County

Des Moines, Iowa Adoption Attorneys in Polk County

Representing Polk County Residents in Adoption Matters in the Des Moines, IA Area

Children may be without a parent for many reasons, but in the end, they need a figure who can care for them and give them the attention and support they require to thrive. If you are looking for legal counsel in an adoption case in Polk County, please contact Stange Law Firm. We understand the laws and know first-hand how the adoption system works.

Our lawyers focus solely on family law matters and have an understanding of the local courts. They have handled many cases of adoption and have the knowledge and care to listen to and address any concerns you may have. The adoption process can certainly be emotional and heart-wrenching, but you can rest easy knowing that at Stange Law Firm, you will receive caring representation throughout the entire process of your case.

We can also assist you in stepparent adoption matters. We have experience helping stepparents adopt. We also have experience helping a biological parent oppose stepparent adoptions where warranted.

It is crucial to understand that adopting a child is a major decision that should be well thought out. If you have adopted a child or are considering adopting, we have articles that might help: How expensive is the adoption process?, Fathers’ Rights on display in state’s recent adoption law change and Adoptive parents given custody in baby Veronica case. You can also listen to our podcast titled: Why adoptions are often complex cases.

We also have a legal summary on the issue that might help you have a better understanding of the topic: Adoption and surrogacy agreements in a nutshell.

Practical, Compassionate Action in the Best Interests of the Child in Des Moines, Iowa in Polk County, Iowa

The process of adoption is very serious. The law considers “the best interest of the child” when it comes to matters of child custody. Our lawyers are ready to take the necessary steps to uphold this law. Finances are another important part of raising children in which we take a practical approach in cases of adoption. Grandparents, or others seeking to adopt a child, should be able to make important decisions and have access to child support and take advantage of tax deductions, when appropriate and possible.

Every adoption matter in Des Moines, Iowa is unique and is handled on a case-by-case basis. At Stange Law Firm, you will be treated with the individual care and compassion that you deserve.

Handling Adoptions in Des Moines, IA

To talk with an adoption attorney who can help you in Des Moines, Iowa in Polk County, call us at 855-805-0595 or contact our law firm online.

To learn more about the Polk County Family Court, please visit the following links:


Contact Our Des Moines, Iowa Adoption Lawyers in Polk County Today

Are you interested in hiring a compassionate family lawyer to help you with your adoption matter? If so, schedule a confidential appointment with one of our attorneys by contacting us online.

Polk County (Des Moines), Iowa Office (515-706-9130) | 699 Walnut St., Suite 455, Des Moines, Iowa 50309


Representing Clients in Divorce & Family Matters

We also handle many other family law matters, including but not limited to:

Dissolution of Marriage
Unfortunately, there are times when a marriage is irretrievably broken and a divorce is the only option. We can help with your uncontested, contested, simple or complex divorce case.
Legal Separation
There are some instances where married parties are separated, but are unsure whether their marriage can be reconciled or may later need to be dissolved. We can help with a legal separation if this is the case.
In certain circumstances, a party may be able to seek an annulment if there are circumstances that led to a party being fraudulently induced into entering a marriage.
Family Law
Unfortunately, there are times when a marriage is irretrievably broken and a divorce is the only option. We can help with your uncontested, contested, simple or complex divorce case.
Collaborative Law/Mediation
If you are looking for an amicable resolution to your divorce or family law matter, we have attorneys who can help you with a collaborative family law case or mediation.
Prenuptial and postnuptial agreements
These agreements help couples make critical decisions about their relationships, just in case. While prenuptial agreements are drafted before a marriage, postnuptial agreements are drafted during the marriage, usually when circumstances change.
Paternity Law/Mediation
With approximately forty-percent of all children being born out of wedlock, we represent numerous unmarried parents in child custody and child support disputes. These cases are the twenty-first century divorce and extremely common.
Guardianships and conservatorships
We also represent clients in matters of guardianships and conservatorships, helping them protect the people they love — especially when those people can no longer care for themselves. Our work in this area often involves people facing physical and mental illnesses, alcoholism and addiction.
Surrogacy Agreements
We can help clients negotiate surrogacy agreements, drafting and executing all related documents as well as resolving any conflicts that may arise.
Step-parent adoption
We represent parents in step-parent adoptions, which usually occur when a parent marries or remarries after the birth of a biological child. Step-parent adoptions help bring families closer together by creating a solid family unit.
Name Change
If you are seeking to legally change your name, we can help.
Orders of Protection
We can help you in legal proceedings involving restraining orders.
We are honored to represent clients who wish to adopt a child into their family.
Minor emancipation
In some cases, minors do best when they are given the rights and responsibilities of adults. We assist in minor emancipation, representing both teens and their parents.
Grandparents' rights
Lawyers at our firm also handle grandparents' rights issues such as child custody, guardianship and grandparent adoption.
We represent parties in appeals of adverse family court judgments, including divorce, child custody, child support, maintenance and grandparent visitation.
Child Support
We represent clients in matters involving child support.
Child Custody
We represent parents in child custody disputes.
Juvenile Matters
We represent parties in juvenile matters involving the Division of Family Law Services.
We assist clients in modifying prior child custody and child support judgments when the facts call for it.
We help clients in contempt of court matters as well as family access motions.
Military Divorce
We are proud to represent service members in divorce and family law matters.
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Serving the St. Louis Metropolitan Area, Kansas City, Columbia, Springfield, Wichita, Topeka, Tulsa and Beyond in Missouri, Illinois, Kansas and Oklahoma

From our webpage, you can also read articles about family law, view informational videos, seminar videos, listen to our podcast, download our mobile application or view support calculators for MissouriIllinois and Kansas.

If you are looking to find and hire a child custody lawyer, contact us online or by phone to schedule a consultation at any of our convenient locations.


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Stange Law Firm, PC

120 S. Central Avenue, Suite 450

St. Louis (Clayton), Missouri 63105

Toll Free: 855-805-0595
Fax: 314-963-9191
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