adoptions in Idaho


Family Law Practice Areas




The world is filled with parents who want children, and children who need parents. Family law attorney Merrilee A. Parr works with individuals and couples to navigate the legal barriers faced during the adoption process. Whether you are adopting a child through an agency or privately, Merrilee will guide you through the legal complexities and emotional hurdles.


Adopting in Idaho

The adoption process is a maze of legal proceedings and needs to be done right. While it is not an easy experience, it is most definitely a rewarding experience. Merrilee will assist you every step of the way, working with you to understand your current situation, unique goals, and the type of adoption you are interested in pursuing.


Types of Adoptions

Experienced family law attorney Merrilee A. Parr has more than 18 years’ experience working on adoption cases in Idaho. Her legal expertise and warm and compassionate nature make her an excellent choice for parents looking for an adoption attorney specializing in

  • Domestic Adoptions
  • Stepparent Adoptions
  • Relative Adoptions
  • Contested Adoptions


Domestic Adoptions in Idaho

Domestic adoptions, or private placement adoptions, occur when birth parents place a child directly with the adoptive parents. Merrilee A. Parr offers support, assistance and advice in putting together an adoption plan, including educating birth and adoptive parents on Idaho adoption laws.


Stepparent Adoptions in Idaho

Stepparent adoption occurs when a parent has remarried and would like his or her new spouse to adopt the child or children. Stepparent adoptions can get complicated when the child’s birth parent is still living and no longer involved in the child’s life. Merrilee A. Parr has the legal skills and dedication needed to tackle this, and other complications, should they arise.


Relative Adoptions in Idaho

Relative adoption, or kinship adoption, is often in the best interest for the child as it reduces the trauma and separation when the child is removed from their parent or parents. However, relative adoptions are complicated as it changes the family dynamic in a very dramatic way. If you are a grandparent, aunt, uncle, or step-parent pursuing a relative adoption, you want a family law attorney like Merrilee A. Parr who is experienced in relative adoptions in Idaho.


Contact an Idaho Adoption Attorney

Whether just starting to contemplate an adoption, or looking to finalize an adoption, you should contact an experienced adoption lawyer.  With more than 18 years adoption experience, family law attorney Merrilee A. Parr can walk you through the adoption process. To schedule a consultation with dedicated Idaho adoption lawyer Merrilee A. Parr, call (208) 667-1227 or complete the form on the Contact Page.