A Chicago Adoption Lawyer Who Can Help Make Your Dreams of Parenthood Become a Reality

If you have decided that you want to start a family by adopting your first child, or you already have a family and would like to bring another sibling on board, having an experienced Chicago adoption attorney on your side will prove to be an invaluable resource throughout the process. At the Illinois family law firm of Taradash Given, P.C., we are experienced in adoption law, having helped many families complete a successful adoption. To speak to one of the dedicated family law attorneys at Taradash Given, P.C., fill out our online form or call (312) 775-1020.

Who Can Adopt in Illinois and How

Fortunately, both married opposite-sex and same-sex couples can adopt children in the State of Illinois. A few general guidelines about adoption may help answer a few basic questions:

  • A child who is 14 years old or older must agree to the adoption
  • If an individual would like to adopt, they must be either Illinois residents for at least six months or be related to the child
  • If a couple hopes to adopt a child, they must both sign the petition

An Experienced Attorney for all Kinds of Adoption

No matter what kind of adoption you are seeking, the skilled lawyers at Taradash Given, P.C. can assist you. Some of the more common types of adoptions we handle are:

  • Relative adoption
  • Co-parent adoption
  • International adoption
  • Step-parent adoption
  • Agency adoption; and
  • Interstate adoption

No matter what kind of adoption you are considering, it is likely going to be a lengthy process. Let one of our experienced attorneys help you out along the way.

Wherever You are in the Process, We Can Help

Whether you just decided today that you would like to adopt and have no specific child in mind, or you have been considering adoption for some time and there is a child here in the U.S. or abroad waiting for you, we can help.

Taradash Given, P.C. understands the issues that come along with practicing adoption law. We know that once you make the decision to add someone to your family, it can feel as though they have already joined and you are just waiting on formalizing the documents. We understand that many of these children may have already been through a lifetime of adversity, despite their young ages. Therefore, we craft our style of representation around our clients’ needs and expectations.

When You are Ready to Start the Process

When you have decided that adoption is in your future, contact Taradash Given, P.C. as soon as possible so a skilled Chicago adoption lawyer can get to work filing the necessary forms and paperwork to make your dream become a reality. Taradash Given, P.C. serves clients throughout Cook, Lake, DuPage, and Will Counties and is available to meet at your convenience. To speak to one of our dedicated adoption attorneys and begin planning your family’s future, contact us online, or call (312) 775-1020.

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Frequently Asked Questions

When going through a divorce, most people don’t know what to expect. From the length of the divorce to the cost and everything in between, there are many unknowns. Relax. This is why it is important to have a seasoned Chicago divorce lawyer representing you.

Client Reviews

Excellent lawyer and a good human being - He was fast, he was empathetic, he was sure about what he was doing, got me my divorce very quickly while I was stuck with another lawyer for 6 months. Very courteous and doesn't try to bluff you.


Dean helped me through one of the worst times of my life. I married my best friend and we had three kids together. After things began to turn for the worst she sought a divorce and began threatening to withhold my children from me. She then kicked me out of our home. This became a nasty divorce and...


In addition to knowing his stuff, Dean was very supportive during a process that was emotionally difficult. He listened and helped me every step of the way in the divorce process. Dean was very responsive and everything was handled very professionally. Highly recommend.

Angi M.

By far this is the best experience I’ve had! They were considerate of my feelings and misfortune due to my injuries! They always got back to me on the progress of my claim! I would recommend them highly if your looking for a good legal team! Thank you Steve for all your hard work and what you did...

Kimberly W.

I want to express my appreciation for the exceptional work done by Morgan at Taradash Given P.C. She worked day and night negotiating with my former spouse and was a true advocate. Her commitment and dedication to my case did not go unnoticed and I am very grateful for her efforts. Additionally...

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