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Respected Indiana Adoption Attorney Delivers Thorough Legal Guidance


All prospective adoptive parents want to take on the joyful challenge of raising a child, but there are many different ways to complete the process. Once you decide to bring a young person into your home, it’s best to obtain knowledgeable counsel about the choices you need to make and the requirement that must be fulfilled. Patterson Law LLC in Fort Wayne is dedicated to giving Indiana clients the support they need from start to finish so they can avoid unnecessary delay and hassle as they take this wonderful step.


Attorney Rex Patterson delivers knowledgeable advice and advocacy to prospective adoptive parents in all types of proceedings, including:

  • Domestic placements — We represent clients in agency and private adoptions. Whether you’re interested in an open adoption where contact is maintained between a birth mother and the child’s new family or a more closed process, our firm will outline the considerations you should weigh. Note that state law now allows adoptees who are at least 21 years old to request access to their adoption records.
  • Stepchild adoptions — If you have a stepchild whose birth parent is deceased or not providing support, our firm can assist with stepparent adoption. These placements can be easier, because one of the child’s birth parents is also part of the home, but if the outside parent contests the termination of the legal relationship, the proceedings can become heated. We handle consensual and nonconsensual stepparent adoptions and provide a detailed assessment on the likelihood of a successful result.

Whatever path you choose, we’ll treat you and your concerns with the highest degrees of professionalism and sensitivity, starting with an initial consultation.


Adoption is a tremendous commitment, and the state has established a process to assess whether prospective parents are prepared to add a young person to their family. Our firm will walk you through the steps required to obtain approval, including completion of the four-part Resource and Adoptive Parent Training, the home study and eventual court authorization. If you have questions about the required financial documentation, background checks, health statements or any other aspect of the review, we’ll make sure that you are informed and prepared. Though there’s no “typical” case, the state estimates that its requirements can usually be fulfilled within six to 12 months.

Contact a thorough Indiana adoption lawyer to schedule a consultation

Patterson Law LLC in Fort Wayne advises prospective Indiana parents on domestic adoptions. Please call 260-247-8383 or contact us online to schedule a consultation.

  • "Rex was very helpful and understanding of my situation. He was honest and upfront. For everything that he did for me, I am very thankful. I highly recommend Patterson Law LLC." - Hailee Gordon

  • "Rex is absolutely amazing at what he does! I have to say that his professionalism is above and beyond! You knocked it out of the park today my friend! I will speak highly of you and your staff to every single person I know! Thank you!" - Bryan Sanders

  • "I've been working with Rex for what it seems like forever now, he hasn't let me down one time! He works his hardest to get what needs to be done, done! I'd recommend him to anyone!!" - Megan Mitchell

  • "I would highly recommend Patterson Law to anyone! Everyone there is so professional and helpful! Rex took the time to get to know my case and handled it remarkably! Though I hope to never need their services again, I would most certainly if the need arose. Thank you to Rex and the entire staff! You are truly excellent stewards of your profession!" - Amy Gilbert-Koch

  • "Rex Patterson is a great person and lawyer! I would recommend this law firm to anyone looking for a straightforward no-nonsense approach to legal matters! I am very thankful that while sitting in a law firm in Ft. Wayne explaining my situation I was advised to go to Rex!! Best decision ever! Thanks again Rex for your calm approach to crazy!!!;)" - Abby Richards

  • "Rex is a great attorney. The clients we mutually served shared how Rex was a good attorney and fair in his pricing. Would highly recommend Rex for any of your legal needs." - Ron Nicolet Owner of Nicolet Counseling LLC

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