Being a family lawyer, means we get to see all sides of relationships. But when it comes to bringing a family together through the adoption process, that becomes the most rewarding part of our profession. This is an exciting venture for a family but there are a few legal proceedings that must be completed before anything is set in stone. Our intention is to make the adoption process straightforward and as simple as possible. To adopt a child, the family must be forthcoming about their history. Background checks are completed, references from relatives and non-relatives are assessed and there is a collection of financial documentation. Home visits are a key part of the adoption protocol. If you are intending to adopt a child outside of the United States, then there is additional paperwork needed to finalize the process. Bringing a family together is a wonderful experience, but the proceedings are tedious and filled with some obstacles along the way. The difference between individuals who coast through the process with ease and those who get caught up in the pitfalls of the journey is through the well-rounded guidance of attorneys like Bevilacqua & Bevilacqua. Their lawyers in Rhode Island want to ensure you get your happy family with a minimal amount of stress as possible.