Adoption Law: Skill and Compassion for Navigating Adoption in Maine

AdoptionAdoptions in the United States have increased by over 15 percent in the last 20 years. As increasing numbers of parents seek to build, expand or even reunify their family through adoption, they demand a highly experienced and trusted adoption attorney to help navigate the complexities of Maine adoption law. At the same time, biological parents often seek legal counsel regarding parental rights under Maine adoption law.

A recognized and trusted adoption attorney practicing in Maine, Elizabeth Ernst, is one of the few adoption attorneys in the state who concentrates her practice in adoption law issues. By working closely with adopting parents, birth parents, step-parents and private and state agencies, including the Maine Department of Health and Human Services, the firm provides a full range of services, including:

  • Domestic adoptions
  • Hague Convention Adoptions
  • Interstate Compact for Placement of Children and Adoption (ICPC)
  • Single parent adoptions
  • Step parent adoptions
  • Same sex adoptions
  • Agency adoptions
  • Private adoptions

In addition to guiding families through the process of finalizing an adoption, Liz is also an experienced litigator. When litigation is necessary, she combines her expertise representing adoptive or biological parents. Liz combines legal skill, with the compassion needed to handle contested adoptions, including termination of parental rights.

For more information or to schedule a consultation with an adoption attorney contact Liz Ernst by email or call (207) 774-1486.