Adoption

Adoption is much more than a legal process. Our clients are making choices and decisions which will be with them for the rest of their lives. Our goal is to listen and to guide our clients based on our knowledge and expertise. Adoption is an intricate process which has many facets and evokes many strong emotions. The attorneys and staff of Petrillo Jones, LLC understand the concerns and the uncertainties adopting parents often confront during the adoption process.

Adoption Services Available

  • Infant Adoptions

  • Stepparent Adoptions

  • Relative Adoptions

  • Interstate Adoptions

  • International Adoptions

  • Foster Care Adoptions

  • Adult Adoptions

  • Birth Certificate Issues

  • Birthparent Searches for Adult Adoptees

  • Birthparent Representation

Sensitive Issues

Our attorneys can also provide helpful guidance and assistance for these sensitive issues:
  • Multiracial Adoptions
  • LGBT Adoptions
  • Open Adoptions
  • Older Child Adoptions

With combined legal experience of over 35 years...

...our attorneys have been recognized locally and nationally for their commitment to uniting families and protecting children. Our dedication to adoption and presence in the adoption community is reflected in the following organization and activities:

Attorney

Mary Ann Petrillo

  • Received the 2009 Angels In Adoption Award from the Congressional Coalition on Adoption and was honored in a ceremony in Washington, D.C.
  • Testified before the Pennsylvania Senate on needed adoptive legislative reforms.
  • Has served as an instructor for the Pennsylvania Bar Institute / Allegheny and Westmoreland County Bar Associations for C.L.E. adoption related courses.
  • Has drafted adoption fee agreements to be used by other attorneys throughout Pennsylvania and distributed by the Pennsylvania Bar Institute.
  • Is the former Adoption Department Coordinator for the Allegheny County Orphans’ and Juvenile Courts.
  • Is a member of the American Academy of Adoption Attorneys.
  • Is an adoptive parent.

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