We Represent Anyone Interested in Adoption in Minnesota

Adoption is a way to provide a new family for a child or children who cannot be raised by their birth parents or within their birth family.

Adoption Law in Minnesota

Types of Adoption in Minnesota

There are many different types of adoption, which carry different complexities:

  • Direct Placement Adoptions. Occurs when the birth mother/parents choose the adoptive parent(s) and the child is placed directly with the adoptive parent(s). This is also known as an independent or private adoption.
  • Agency Adoptions. Attorneys in Minnesota are prohibited from matching children with adoptive families. Children are matched with a family through a state-licensed adoption agencies.
  • Relative Adoptions. Occurs when a child is adopted by a member of the family on either the maternal or paternal side.
  • Step Parent Adoptions. Occurs when a step parent adopts a child of his or her current spouse.
  • Adult Adoptions. Occurs when an adult is adopted by another adult to create a parent/child relationship.
  • Contested Adoptions. Occurs when another person is objecting to the adoption altogether or contesting the adoption by certain individuals.
  • Interstate Adoptions. Occurs when the child is born in one state but will be traveling to another state where the adoptive couple resides.

Contact Experienced Adoption Attorneys

Adoption proceedings are often complex, with strict regulations that govern the proceedings. If you are considering adoption, please contact Heimerl & Lammers to help you throughout the process and ensure your rights are protected. We have offices throughout the Twin Cities area. 

Our Adoption Attorneys

The adoption attorneys at Heimerl & Lammers have strong roots in Minnesota and are dedicated to helping you with all of your family law needs.

Meet our family law attorneys:

Angela Streit, Attorney

Angela Streit



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Kyle Prouty


Attorney Bria S Walling

Bria S. Walling


All of our attorneys are familiar with resources and programs available to families in Minnesota. The majority of their time is spent handling cases in all areas of family law, from divorce to custody to spousal maintenance.