Grandparent Adoptions and Family Adoptions

As a grandparent or close relative (“family”) of a child, you may be considering adoption as a means to assume sole responsibility for that child. Brian Kelly has assisted hundreds of grandparents and relatives to complete family adoptions in a timely manner.

In addition to the desire to keep the family together, family members often decide to adopt a child for a variety of reasons:

  • Parents are unwilling to act responsibly
  • Mental health or medical problems
  • Parental substance abuse
  • Death of a parent
  • Child abuse, neglect or abandonment
  • Teenage pregnancy
  • Poverty

Relatives may choose to adopt in order to provide health insurance, receive subsidized housing that includes the child, and enroll the child in school.

The adoption process for a grandparent or close relative is often less complicated than for non-relative or newborn adoptions and generally requires less paperwork, which allows for a speedy and efficient adoption process.


Brian provides assistance, legal advice, and representation for grandparent and family adoptions. All grandparent and family adoption clients receive a free initial consultation.

Email today to start the process.

  • Affordable flat fees available
  • All major credit cards accepted for family adoptions