What to Expect When You Want to Adopt a Stepchild Did you know that there are hundreds of thousands of adopted stepchildren in the United States? Adopting a stepchild is fairly common, and there is a specific legal process in place for it. If you are ready to adopt your stepchild, all you need to […]...Read More
Family Formation Through Adoption and Assisted Reproduction
At the Law Office of Cofsky & Zeidman, LLC, our lawyers bring over 25 years of experience to every matter we handle involving family formation, whether through assisted reproduction or adoption. Attorney Donald C. Cofsky* has personally handled more than 1,500 adoption proceedings since joining the bar in 1974. We understand the challenges you face, and can help you identify all your options so that you can make good decisions that are in your best long-term interests. Contact our office online or call us at (856) 429-5005 in Haddonfield, NJ at (856) 845-2555 in Woodbury, NJ or in Philadelphia, PA at (215) 563-2150.
Mr. Cofsky’s areas of concentration are family formation through adoption and assisted reproduction law, and real estate law. He is also an experienced trial attorney having participated in many arbitration proceedings as well as jury trials. He also represents families in contested adoption matters.
DONALD C. COFSKY
The primary focus of our practice:
Adoption and assisted reproduction technology — Attorney Cofsky, Fellow and Immediate Past President of the Academy of Adoption and Assisted Reproduction Attorneys and a charter member of the American Academy of Assisted Reproductive Technology Attorneys, has personally guided more than 1,500 families through the adoption process. We will help you with agency or private adoptions, with stepparent or family adoptions, and with domestic or international adoptions. We will assist you with managing the expenses involved in an adoption or an assisted reproduction proceeding, with the home study, and with all aspects of family formation.
A private adoption proceeding offers a number of advantages. In a private adoption, you will typically work face to face with the birth mother or birth parents without an intermediary.
If you have retained an agency to help you with the adoption of a child, you may believe that you do not need legal counsel. Though the agency can streamline the process of finding a child and will help …
If you have children and have remarried, there may be significant benefits to having your children legally adopted by their stepparent. Legal adoption may be necessary to make your children eligible for certain …
We were very impressed with Mr. Cofsky's knowledge in adoption law and his professional yet kind mannerism in treating both us and our birth mother. We are very grateful to have Mr. Cofsky's help with the adoption of both of our sons. He ...MoreWe were very impressed with Mr. Cofsky's knowledge in adoption law and his professional yet kind mannerism in treating both us and our birth mother. We are very grateful to have Mr. Cofsky's help with the adoption of both of our sons. He is well organized, attention to detail and not afraid to fight for our rights. I would say he is one of the best adoption attorneys based on our experience working with several adoption attorneys in different states. I highly recommend him!
We wanted to adopt our granddaughter and didn't want to pick out just any lawyer due to the delicate nature of the case. After searching for a short time I came across Don and boy, did I land a great lawyer! He was and is the best! You can't go wrong with him, especially when it comes to adoption. He helped us through the adoption process from start to finish. He and his staff were very attentive when it came to any concerns we had. You can't go wrong with Don Cofsky!
Thanks again Don!
Don made himself very available to us via phone or email and always took the time needed to answer our many questions. He strongly advocated for both legally and personally when dealing with the other agencies involved. We found him to be caring and knowledgeable.
He is an expert on New Jersey adoption and when we had a contested adoption his knowledge helped to assure us.
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