Comprehensive legal services for Virginia families seeking to adopt a child

 Barnes & Diehl, P.C. has helped literally hundreds of families that are seeking a stress-free transition when adding a new family member through adoption. A Virginia adoption is a complex and confusing process that requires a skilled lawyer who can efficiently guide you through the paperwork and administrative duties required for name changes, background checks and the new birth certificate.

Failure to properly address these issues can result in costly litigation for years in the future and even a potential loss of parental rights. A Richmond adoption attorney from Barnes & Diehl, P.C. will ensure that your adoption is legally sound and will also help arrange for counseling and other services during the first phase immediately after the adoption is made final.

  • Step-Parent Adoption
  • International – Interstate Adoption
  • Working with Adoption Agencies
  • Surrogate Adoption
  • Unusual Circumstances

Estate Planning

A flexible estate plan is a necessity after an adoption to account for your changing life circumstances. The Estate Planning Group at Barnes & Diehl, P.C. can assist you in the development of comprehensive wills, trusts and estate plans to minimize taxation and ensure that your property and assets are distributed according to you wishes and not contested in probate by family members or the government. Please VISIT our Estate Planning page for more information.


At Barnes & Diehl, P.C., we pride ourselves on our personal and compassionate approach to family law issues. If you have questions about a Virginia adoption, CONTACT an attorney at one of our three Richmond offices for a discussion of your situation and a clear review of the Virginia adoption process.

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