Practice Areas

Adoption and Guardianships

Family Law and Child Adoption Attorney

Virginia • Maryland • Washington DC

Although family law matters can often be emotionally challenging, there are some legal matters in which the end result is better for all parties involved. The law office of Maddox, Hoppe, Hoofnagle & Hafey, LLC, prides itself in providing gratifying family law services to clients in Washington DC, Virginia, and Maryland. Contact us to speak with a skilled guardianship and step parent adoption lawyer. We assist clients with the following:

  • Child adoption
  • Guardianships
  • Name changes


Our adoption lawyer, Jonathan Hoppe, thrives on guiding clients through this rewarding process. We have experience assisting clients with all forms of adoption, including:

  • Step parent adoption
  • Private adoptions
  • Infant adoptions
  • Gay and lesbian adoptions
  • Grandparent adoptions
  • Family adoptions
  • Single parent adoptions
  • Other adoptions

In addition, we are experienced in handling complex adoption cases, such as those involving interstate placement of children.

Guardianships for Children or Adults

Occasionally, there is a need to establish rights for a loved one to care for the needs of a child or family member. This need most frequently arises when a child suddenly loses a parent or an adult becomes disabled or mentally ill and is unable to care for himself or herself. The child or disabled adult can be placed under the guardianship of another and that caretaker will have the authority to:

  • Enroll the child in school
  • Obtain public funding
  • Manage medical appointments for the adult or child
  • Manage other personal matters

You Can Trust in our Child Adoption Attorney

If you would like assistance through the process of adopting a child, establishing a guardianship, or legally changing a name, contact our family lawyer to schedule a consultation.

Maddox, Hoppe, Hoofnagle & Hafey
Maddox, Hoppe, Hoofnagle & Hafey1050 17th Street, Suite 1000 Washington, D.C. 20036 T:(202)-776-0647