Experience matters. Mills Law Firm has helped our community for over 30 years with adoptions and family law. Put our experience to work for you.
So you've decided you're ready to adopt a new child into your life. That's great - but, where do you start? What do you need legally to protect yourself and the child?
Bobby Mills has over 30 years experience helping families grow through adoption and can help with your specific situation.Learn About Our Services
There are many reasons that you may need to have your child adopted by a loving family. But you have questions - how do you know your child will be cared for by a loving family? What costs and potential pitfalls are there?
Bobby can help you through the process, and put your mind at ease that your child will be cared for and loved in their new home.Learn How We Can Help
Bobby Mills represents adoptive parents in agency and independent adoptions, in both in-state and interstate adoptions. He also represents birth parents in the adoption process.
Mr. Mills also helps with family formation through assisted reproductive technologies (ARTS) and surrogacy, including gestational surrogacy arrangements, donor agreements, and actions to establish parentage.
He has been practicing law in Raleigh, North Carolina since 1990 with a practice limited to Family Law and Adoption. He has been a Board Certified Specialist in Family Law since 1998, and a Fellow in the American Academy of Adoption Attorneys since 1995.Find Out More
Adoption is a wonderful option for expanding your family, but the laws governing the process
are quite complex. Working with an attorney with significant experience in adoption law will help ensure that the adoption process goes smoothly.
An adoption attorney will:
We will provide an unbiased explanation of adoption proceduresand develop a legally secure plan tailored to your needs.
We will explain your rights and adoption laws in your state or refer you to attorneys who practice in other states or internationally.
We will assess the risks involved, including determining what payments are permissible and ensuring that birth parents are treated fairly and their rights are legally terminated before placement is finalized.
We will review and negotiate the adoption agency contract to protect your interests.
We will clarify your options, if any, for post-placement arrangements with birth parents, making sure your interests and those of the child are served.
You should contact an attorney as early as possible in the decision-making process.
Know what the attorney charges, how fees are structured and that you can afford the services.
Learn about the specific types of adoption services the attorney provides. Ask what percentage of the practice is dedicated to adoption and how many adoption proceedings the attorney has handled.
Ask questions, request references, share your concerns and provide the attorney with all relevant documents. Ask for a written retainer agreement that outlines what the attorney charges, how fees are structured and other details regarding fees and fee payment.
Choose an attorney who is experienced in the type of adoption you are considering.
Bobby went above and beyond to help me quickly finalize documents needed to wrap up my two adult adoption cases. He was very knowledgeable about the requirements and made sense of what can be very complicated paperwork. I'm happy that I found him and wouldn't hesitate to use him again.
Thank you for your quick response regarding sensitive family matters. You helped me know what my next steps are and took a lot of stress from me.
Got more information in 15 minutes than anyone else I've dealt with. As a specialist and not a general family law guy Bobby Mills knew exactly all the answers I needed on the spot. He saved me a lot of time and really helped me out with what to do. I highly recommend him.
Bobby handled our adoption in 2020. Consistently available to answer questions, helped us navigate the Covid unknowns, and he has a very stable demeanor which was invaluable during the process. Knows the procedure thoroughly. Definitely recommend.
Mr. Mills did a great job with our adoption. He was always professional and kept us informed of what to expect. His fees are fair and reasonable. We have adopted twice and used him both times. I would highly recommend him for any adoption.
Mr Mills was a wonderful attorney for our adoption. He was always available to speak with me and answer all my many questions I had. I had an issue adding my son to our health insurance and within minutes Mr Mills helped me get him added. The adoption process can be scary but with Mr Mills his knowledge and communication with me made the experience less stressful! If we ever do an adoption again we will most definitely hire him again!
Title says it all we found Bobby on an adoption website as someone certified for interstate adoptions. He was always able to clear up any confusion, stayed connected with us and checked on our progress regularly.
Mr. Mills was able to get a fast court date and we [were] granted the motion to intervene very quickly. We [were] also able to see our grandchildren. Mr. Mills was very understanding of our concerns. He returned calls promptly and answered all of our questions. I am so happy we retained Mr. Mills to fight for us and the children.
Attorney Mills returned a phone call to me in an extremely prompt manner. He was very, professional, knowledgeable , helpful and kind. He patiently listened and answered questions for me. I gained insight that I didn't know. I would recommend Attorney Mills 100% and absolutely would retain his services.
Bobby Mills and his staff are the best in the business. Bobby's knowledge, professionalism, and dedication to his clients is beyond reproach. As with any other adoption case, patience is a must. Thankfully Bobby possesses patience in great quantities. His calming and reassuring manner never faltered and thankfully even rubbed off on my husband and me. There's no doubt in my mind, that without Bobby and his staff, our beautiful children would not have our last name. Thank you for making our family whole and bringing so much joy to our lives.
Bobby has been a great guide through a difficult out of state adoption. He provided good counsel and concisely presented us with all options for each hurdle we came to during an emotional process.
I hired Bobby to navigate to adoption of my 2 stepdaughters. From start to finish he answered all our question, put everyone at ease and was very detailed in his filings. Couldn't have asked for a better experience!! Awesome Job!
We had a very positive professional experience with Bobby Mills and his staff. We would recommend him to anyone.
Mills Law Firm provides family formation services through adoption and assisted productive technologies.
Our over three decades of experience guarantees our clients in North Carolina and beyond with professional, customized solutions for their family formation needs.