Special Needs Adoptions
In Tennessee, a special needs adoption involves a child that would likely remain in foster care if adoption assistance payments are not provided. The State makes this determination based on specific factors such as age, membership in a sibling group, ethnicity, or disability.
Surrogacy / Alternative Reproductive Technology (ART)
The child is conceived through in vitro fertilization and will be either carried by a surrogate or will be carried by the adoptive mother. This is a complex area of the law still developing in Tennessee. Therefore, legal contracts are necessary to ensure that the intent of the parties is honored. Transparency is imperative.
Adoption Law Center, PLLC
3102 West End Ave.
Nashville, TN 37203