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Looking to Adopt a Child?

Berkeley & Jefferson County Adoption Lawyer

More Than 15 Years of Experience

Our Berkeley County family law attorneys at Sutton & Janelle, PLLC take great joy in helping to facilitate adoptions for families. Becoming the legal guardian of a child requires careful legal planning. Our team dedicates our efforts to protecting you and your future children in the process. We counsel you through the potential problems that you may encounter as you move through the adoption process. We aim to provide you with the smoothest legal path to your dream of gifting a child with a forever home.

We offer legal services for all adoption matters, including:

  • Expectations of the birth mother.
  • Rights of the biological father, and how they can affect your adoption.
  • Guidance through navigation of ICWA adoptions.
  • Helping to choose between an open and closed adoption.
  • Home study requirements and case evaluations.
  • Estate planning which addresses your adoption.
  • Tax problems and special circumstances relating to an adoption.

Expand Your Family Under Our Protection

What if the birth parents change their mind? Suppose we find out the ICWA applies to our foster-to-adopt child? At Sutton & Janelle, PPC, you can find answers to these and many more difficult adoption questions. For more than 15 years, we have advised families through the entire adoption process. Our goal is to bring you one-on-one professional legal advice as a boutique firm, where you can trust we have your best interests at heart.

Do I Need a Lawyer For My Adoption?

Whether you are just beginning to review adoption agencies, or you have run into a legal problem in your adoptive process, our Berkeley County adoption lawyers counsel you confidentially through. We can provide you with access to trusted agencies. We can fight for the rights of you and your adopted child. Having an experienced attorney on your side can define the future of your family.

Contact our firm at (304) 867-0049 to schedule a consultation at our Martinsburg family law firm.

Your Experience Matters

Our Current & Past Client Share Their Experience
  • “Very Knowledgeable!”

    Luke C.

  • “ Divorce and custody battles are never easy but Chris Janelle and his legal assistant Len kept me informed.”

    John H.

  • “I understood everything that was going to happen through thorough explanation from Mark. ”

    Sharon

  • “Frank is a total professional. If I need a lawyer in the future I will be using Sutton & Janelle.”

    Timothy W.

  • “Words can't describe how amazing this firm is!”

    Sarah L.

  • “Your choice of counsel is one of the most important decisions that you face when establishing your defense.”

    Former Client

  • “Mark Sutton had all of the charges dropped! If you are like me and don’t know where to go, come talk to Mark Sutton.”

    Gerard

  • “Chris was truly my advocate. He listens, asks good questions to understand the situation, and went the extra mile in helping me through a difficult situation.”

    Micah W.

  • “Thank you, Mark, you are certainly an asset!”

    Former Client

  • “In two separate cases, Mark well exceeded my hopes in one and met them in another.”

    James

  • “His office staff was professional and polite and provided timely correspondence on very important Hearing dates.”

    Former Client

  • “He’s knowledgeable and tried to understand my situation well.”

    Catherine

  • “Mr. Sutton worked diligently to resolve my case and obtain the most favorable outcome I could expect.”

    Former Client

  • “No matter what changes there have been in our lives or in business (and there have been numerous!), all we need do is pick up the phone.”

    Renee A.

What makes Sutton & Janelle, PLLC stand apart from all the rest?

  • 60+ Years Of Collective Legal Experience

    With our extensive experience and proven track record of success, you can be confident in our ability to successfully resolve your complex legal matter next. We have a complete understanding of the laws pertaining to your case and will fight tirelessly in order to exceed your expectations.

  • Personalized Attention Offered To Each Client

    When you enlist our supportive assistance, you will receive the one-on-one attention and individualized support that you deserve. We will not treat you as just another case number. We will not hand your case off to a paralegal. Our attorneys will personally handle each aspect of your case.

  • Boutique Firm Obtaining Large Firm Results

    We will prioritize your satisfaction every step of the way. We genuinely care about your success and will devote our time and energy to your case. We will inform you of your rights and help you make informed decisions. With our legal team in your corner, you may obtain the upper hand in court.

  • You Are Not Just A Case Number To Us

    We will treat you with the care, compassion, and respect that you deserve. We will work to understand your goals on a personal level so that we are better able to achieve them. Your success is our main priority. Let us serve as your zealous and trusted legal advocates.

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