Since 1981, A. Patrick Hamilton of Hamilton Law Office has provided legal services to families in the Central Ohio area by specializing in Adoption, Surrogacy, and Family Law. As a member of the American Academy of Adoption Attorneys and American Academy of Assisted Reproductive Technology Attorneys, he also enjoys the opportunity of being part of a network of experienced adoption and surrogacy attorneys throughout the United States. His goal is to provide the best services to adoptive parents, birth parents, intended parents, gestational carriers, and surrogate mothers as they pursue and fulfill their role in providing loving families for children. Hamilton Law Office strives to make adoptive parents, birth parents, intended parents, gestational carriers, and surrogates all feel appreciated and respected for the indispensable contribution they are making in the life of a child.
Debra Hamilton joined Hamilton Law Office as an assistant in 1992. She and Patrick have three children and value the joy of having a family. Patrick and Debra enjoy working together and pride themselves on providing the type of service that makes everyone involved in the adoption or surrogacy process feel that they have received the personal attention they deserve. Anyone going through an adoption or surrogacy arrangement knows that it is one of the most important events in their life. As an intended parent in a surrogacy arrangement or as an adoptive parent you must have an adoption specialist who feels the same way. Hamilton Law Office offers the type of personal service that will make the adoption or surrogacy process memorable for all the right reasons.
Birth mothers and birth fathers also understand the significance of the decision they are making. So many questions are going through the minds of any birth parent who may be contemplating an adoption. How do I start the process? Will I have to pay anything? What expenses will be paid for me? How do I go about selecting a prospective adoptive family? What if I select an adoptive family from another state? Will I have any contact with the adoptive family after the adoption is finalized? Hamilton Law Office will provide the answers to those questions and will guide birth mothers through the process at no cost to them. Birth parents who come to Hamilton Law Office will be provided with all the information they need to make an informed decision about adoption. As a member of the American Academy of Adoption Attorneys, Pat has access to the best adoption lawyers in the country. The same is true with his membership in the American Academy of Assisted Reproductive Technology Attorneys. Information about the adoption and surrogacy laws in other states may be accessed through these valuable resources.
Surrogate mothers and intended parents have questions too. What is usually paid to the surrogate mother for her services? What about the expenses of the surrogate during pregnancy? Do we need a contract? Should we both have a lawyer? What is a pre-birth order? Should we have a surrogacy contract and what should be included in that contract? Hamilton Law Office will answer those questions and endeavor to make surrogates and intended parents feel comfortable with the approach they have taken to form a family.
Hamilton Law Office has worked extensively with adoption agencies. As a result, our experience will help you explore this option. Our work with adoption agencies has not only allowed us to practice extensively in Columbus and Central Ohio, but to participate in cases throughout the State of Ohio. Adoption Laws in the State of Ohio will change with the times. Cases heard by Ohio Courts will create further changes in how adoption and surrogacy cases are decided in Ohio. Different County courts may have a local practice or procedure which could impact your adoption or surrogacy arrangement. Hamilton Law Office is uniquely qualified to provide those services with the personal approach which you deserve.