Going through an adoption process as a birthparent or as the adoptive parent can be difficult. There are resources in the community for counselling and assistance. Mark Petty can attend to the legal aspects of an adoption, including step-parent adoptions, to ensure that the court part of this process is handled smoothly and professionally. He has worked co-operatively in the past with services such as Adoption Resources and Counselling Services (ARCS).
Mr. Petty has also assisted foster parents and kin placements in the negotiation of openness agreements in child protection matters.