• Contested and uncontested adoptions
  • Adoptions for married couples
  • Same-sex adoptions 
  • Foster care adoptions
  • Stepparent adoptions 
  • International adoptions

Attorney Rankin has a wealth of experience working with the Department of Social Services (DSS) to make sure all of the paperwork is in order so that clients' adoptions go through the process smoothly and efficiently. 
Attorney Jennifer Leigh Rankin can help you through every step of the adoption process, including: 

  • Interviewing adoptive parents to address the rights of all interested parties 
  • Preparing documents and establishing terms for post-adoption contact and other relevant issues 
  • Explaining the termination of parental rights for biological parents 
  • Finalizing the adoption in the court.

Helping Families Of All Types With Adoption Proceedings

The law firm of Jennifer Leigh Rankin, LLC, represents clients in Frederick, Mt. Airy, Urbana and other areas of Maryland through the adoption process. Attorney Rankin represents clients in marriages, domestic partnership and other relationships, including members of the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender community, empower all types of couples to grow their families and increase their joy through: 

"I represent clients through all aspects of adoption, and I have represented all parties involved in adoptions, including the children. With this varied experience, as well as my educational background in psychology, social work and law, I am able to see all sides of the issues involved. I have also worked with all of the local attorneys and caseworkers involved with adoption proceedings, which increases efficiency in the process for my clients. Adoption is one of the few courtroom proceedings that is truly happy. It is celebratory time for everyone involved."  

                                                                                                                                         ∙ Frederick Adoption Lawyer, Jennifer Leigh Rankin