It's unclear if she wants a permanent adoption or just foster care from what you wrote. It sounds though that since the court is already involved, that you are referring to appointing you temporary guardians via a Guardian Ad Litem (lawyer appointed for the baby). You would not need a lawyer for a temporary appointment. I was a temp guardian and did not need a home study done at all. Just signed a few papers. If it were to be more longterm, the process may involve an evaluation though. If it becomes adoption, then definitely consult a lawyer with family law specialty. Shop around for lawyers too because not all of them are good. Avvo.com is a good site for quick questions and shopping for lawyers and quotes.
at 4:34 AM on Jul. 23, 2012