You are not required to hire an attorney at the outset, although we will help you identify attorneys to assist you during your adoption process. You will need an attorney, at a minimum, for finalization of your adoption, but in some cases that service will be included through your placing agency. Purl Adoption Advisory will recommend our clients to experienced adoption attorneys in the respective state at the time they go active in their search, but definitely by the time of a match, to ensure that the expectant families’ rights are terminated appropriately and to ensure that the expenses provided to an expectant mother comply with state law. We refer our clients to reasonable, licensed, experienced adoption attorneys in their area or in the state they adopt from, in most cases an attorney with the Academy of Adoption and Assisted Reproduction Attorneys.