Child Adoption

This a special time for you. Pick a special child adoption lawyer: Stacey D. Kerr.

Adding to Your Family

When you are adding to your family, you want an attorney who is going to do everything right for your family. Stacey Kerr is a highly respected and experienced New Jersey child adoption lawyer who has handled numerous adoptions in Ocean County and Monmouth County. Stacey has experience with:

* Private Adoptions

* Step Child Adoptions 

* Foster Home Adoptions

 * DCP&P (Division of Child Protection and Permanency) Adoptions 

Simple or Complex

The attorneys at Kerr & Thomlison can facilitate your child’s adoption, whether your adoptive parent needs are simple or complex. In New Jersey, private adoptions are handled quite differently from those which go through the state agency Division of Child Protection and Permanency (DCP&P) (formerly known as the Division of Youth and Family Services (DYFS)).

Private Adoptions

Kerr & Thomlison can facilitate all the legal wranglings of a private adoption. This involves getting consent from the biological parents, filing pleadings, coordinating the necessary Home Study and all the state agency requirements, handling the necessary documents, and appearing in court with you. Contact attorney Stacey D. Kerr to represent you and ensure that you are legally secure.


Stacey Kerr is one of the attorneys in Ocean County who can facilitate the adoption of a child out of the Division of Youth and Family Services. Through this process, she is paid by the State of New Jersey, not you. You want a lawyer who has helped clients through the adoption process hundreds of times, who can provide you with experienced advice, and who enjoys helping families. At this time of change, you want the confidence that everything will be legally secure. If you are interested in becoming an adoptive parent, make it easy on yourself by contacting experienced attorneys, Stacey D. Kerr and Gregory B. Thomlison.

Kerr & Thomlison, L.L.C.

Attorneys at Law

650 Washington Street, Suite 1C

Toms River, NJ 08753

Phone: 732 736-8100

Fax: 732-736-9505


Attorneys Stacey D. Kerr and Gregory B. Thomlison assist clients with adoption law issues throughout New Jersey, including Ocean and  Monmouth County, and the cities of Toms River, Dover Township, Manchester, Forked River - Lacey Township, Manahawkin, Jackson, and Brick Township, NJ.

New Jersey Child Adoption Lawyer 

* Adoption Attorney * Toms River * Ocean, Monmouth County