Joseph Taggart – attorney at law

Emerald Vale Legal

Adoption Law

​Adopting a child is one of the most wonderful things you can do. Having been adopted himself, Joseph Taggart of Emerald Vale Legal holds a special place in his heart for his adoption clients. The adoption process can be long and confusing, and taking in a nonbiological child is an exciting and major commitment. For this reason, if you don't understand all the legal steps that must be taken, having an experienced attorney by your side is essential.


Whether you're trying to adopt a child through a local adoption service or through a private arrangement, Emerald Vale Legal can work to make the process as smooth as possible by: 

  • Representing you in court hearings;
  • Communicating with adoption agencies; and
  • In private adoptions, negotiating fair terms with the biological parents, and preparing adoption agreements.


Emerald Vale Legal welcomes the opportunity to help you add to your family through the gift of adoption. Contact us today to schedule your free initial consultation.