Thomas Cothran is an attorney who focuses his practice on helping families adopt. He practices in Lexington, KY and the surrounding counties.
I love to assist families in adopting new members. Adoptions, like families, come in different shapes and sizes, and I serve them all: step-parent adoptions, foster adoptions and adult adoptions. I can help you with both agency and independent adoptions.
The legal process of an adoption is technical and sometimes complicated. An adoption should be a joyous occasion, and you should leave any worries about the legal side to an attorney.
Experience with Adoptions
I have been involved in a number of adoptions and I would love to help you through the process. As the former staff attorney to Judge Timothy Philpot, the Chief Judge of the Fayette Family Court, I was responsible for checking every adoption to make sure it was completely correct.
I have a thorough understanding of the adoption process, and I am eager to help you if you are considering adopting.
I represent adoptive parents in a variety of types of adoptions, including:
- Stepparent adoptions
- Agency adoptions
- Special needs adoptions
- Foster family adoptions
- Adult adoptions
- Independent adoptions
- Adoption searches – helping prospective adopting parents find a child to adopt.
Pricing for Adoptions
Except for adoption searches, I charge a flat a flat attorney’s fee of $1,000 for an adoption in Lexington, so you know up front what you will pay. Note that if you are adopting through Kentucky’s foster care system, you may qualify for the state to pay approximately $1,000 of the attorney’s fee for the adoption. Note also that there is a filing fee charged by the Circuit Clerks that is not covered by the attorney’s fee.
For adoption searches, I charge an hourly rate of $150 an hour. I pride myself in getting adoptions to court quickly. Contact me today to set up an appointment.
Set up an appointment today
You can set up an appointment today to discuss growing your family through adoption by typing your contact information in the form below. I will contact you to set up an appointment. Alternatively, you can call me at or email me at [email protected].