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Case Type Adoption Skills Developed Client Interviewing/Courtroom Experience/Legal Drafting

Case #17-0039908

Urgent

Client seeks assistance with adopting his 12-year-old stepson. Client, his wife, and their children moved from Puerto Rico to Philadelphia in 2014. The child’s biological father remained in Puerto Rico. Biological father does not have a relationship with the child, and signed a notarized document consenting to the adoption. In May 2022, Client’s former attorney filed an adoption petition. There is a status hearing scheduled for November 30, 2022 at 11:00 am before Judge Jonathan Irvine. An attorney is needed to represent the client at the status hearing and throughout the remainder of the adoption process. Client is Spanish-speaking; interpretation services available upon request.