Adoption / Foster Care Negligence

The Deratany Firm accepts cases involving abused or neglected children throughout the country.

The disturbing headlines about abused or neglected children who were adopted and placed in foster homes appear all too frequently. A foster parent is prosecuted because he left an infant alone to die in a hot car. A child is sexually molested by a teenager living in the foster home. A foster parent is charged with stabbing an adopted child. A small child is injured after being placed in a home with a convicted felon who has a history of domestic violence.

The Deratany Firm has several cases of "adoption negligence." We represent foster families or adoptive families who suffered injury due to a foster care agency, adoption agency or social services agency that neglected to inform the parents of known behavioral or family history issues. Click on the links below to learn more about how we can help you.

Families have been victims of abuse, assault, and worse as a result of bringing adopted and foster children into their homes, which would have otherwise been avoided had all the proper information been given beforehand.

Why choose attorneys at The Deratany Firm?

Chicago adoption/foster care negligence attorney Jay Paul Deratany and his team are passionate about protecting the most innocent and vulnerable members of society. Children suffer horrific abuse or neglect at the hands of people who were supposed to care for them. In most cases, this type of horrific abuse or negligence could have been prevented.

Why does the abuse or neglect happen? In some cases, the foster agency may contract out the work. A private agency gets paid for placing a child, so the profit-driven agency might not conduct a proper background check of a prospective foster family. The consequences can be grave if the parents have a criminal record or a known history of abuse or neglect.

Our attorneys for adopted children who are abused or neglected are dedicated to helping them get justice. We fight hard on behalf of foster children to hold the negligent agency accountable. We know if we are successful, we not only can help abused and neglected foster children get a new start, but we can stop similar abuse from happening. Our past work on behalf of foster care victims has resulted in changes to laws in two states.

While we are based in Chicago, IL, we accept cases nationally.

How to reach an adoption/foster care negligence attorney

If you or a loved one have been victims of (or have questions about) adoption or foster care negligence, contact a Chicago adoption negligence lawyer today or contact us at 800-529-7285 to set up a free consultation to discuss your legal options.