Adoption | Contested Adoptions

The Adoption and Surrogacy Law Center

Whether you are an adoptive parent caught in adoption gone amuck by an unexpected objecting birth parent or a birth parent wanting to hold onto your parental rights and prevent an adoption from taking place, you need an experienced trial attorney who has litigated numerous cases and has a well known command of the courtroom and evidentiary rules.

At the Adoption & Surrogacy Law Center, Colleen M. Quinn, Esq. and her staff have litigated dozens of contested adoption matters including representing adoptive parents, biological parents, adoption agencies and even the adoptee. These cases have included, but are not limited to, representing:

  • Adoptive parents where a biological parent is objecting to the placement
  • Adoption agencies where the biological parent(s) or adopting parent(s) challenge the placement decision
  • Biological parents asserting their parental rights and wishing to prevent the adoptive placement
  • Wrongful adoptions and fraudulent placements where fraud was committed or full disclosure did not occur by one of the parties
  • Adoptive parents or biological parents where the adoption agency or department of social services refused to consent
  • Adoptees seeking to challenge the adoptive placement
  • Adoptive parents and/or biological parents where other parties, including attorneys, failed to follow proper statutory, regulatory or standard of care procedures
  • Foster parents seeking to adopt but having issues with the local department of social services

There are many situations where adoptive placements may turn into contested matters, in such instances, an experienced trial attorney will not only have a command of trial practices but also should know what mechanisms may be in place for settlement or mediation. Colleen M. Quinn was writing ongoing contact agreements into adoption orders more then seven years before she assisted in getting legislation enacted recognizing such agreements by statute. Ongoing contact agreements can prove to be an important mechanism in assisting settlement discussions in contested adoption matters.

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Contested Adoptions


Whether you are an adoptive parent caught in adoption gone amuck by an unexpected objecting birth parent or a birth parent wanting to hold onto your parental rights and prevent an adoption from taking place, you need an experienced trial attorney who has litigated numerous cases and has a well known command of the courtroom and evidentiary rules.

At the Adoption & Surrogacy Law Center, Colleen M. Quinn, Esq. and her staff have litigated dozens of contested adoption matters including representing adoptive parents, biological parents, adoption agencies and even the adoptee. These cases have included, but are not limited to, representing:

  • Adoptive parents where a biological parent is objecting to the placement
  • Adoption agencies where the biological parent(s) or adopting parent(s) challenge the placement decision
  • Biological parents asserting their parental rights and wishing to prevent the adoptive placement
  • Wrongful adoptions and fraudulent placements where fraud was committed or full disclosure did not occur by one of the parties
  • Adoptive parents or biological parents where the adoption agency or department of social services refused to consent
  • Adoptees seeking to challenge the adoptive placement
  • Adoptive parents and/or biological parents where other parties, including attorneys, failed to follow proper statutory, regulatory or standard of care procedures
  • Foster parents seeking to adopt but having issues with the local department of social services

There are many situations where adoptive placements may turn into contested matters, in such instances, an experienced trial attorney will not only have a command of trial practices but also should know what mechanisms may be in place for settlement or mediation. Colleen M. Quinn was writing ongoing contact agreements into adoption orders more then seven years before she assisted in getting legislation enacted recognizing such agreements by statute. Ongoing contact agreements can prove to be an important mechanism in assisting settlement discussions in contested adoption matters.

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