There was no one else to take care of Lil Sophia, she would need to come live with us and our four other children. We can’t possibly let her be an orphan. When her parents decided they couldn’t take care of her, and they wanted us to take her. We contacted an attorney right away. She explained to us that a Standby Guardianship was an option besides adopting Sophia.
Adoption hadn’t quite crossed our minds yet because we were unsure of her parent’s intentions. We decided a standby guardianship would be the best route for right now. If in the future her parents decided they wanted us to have permanent custody we would then seek out adoption.
Standby Guardianships allows transfer of guardianship over a child from a parent, including adoptive parent, to another adult when the child has no other parent available to take care of them. Do you have children that will need care if something would happen to you, and you cannot provide for them? Who would you trust with your children?
Planning for your children’s future now will give you a peace of mind later.
Contact The Law Offices of Samantha K. Wolfe at (717)655-2676 to schedule an appointment.