An attorney and a social worker. Ask around for names of attorneys who specialize in adoption (look for one who’s a member of the American Academy of Adoption Attorneys), because this is a highly specialized area of the law. An attorney will help you do everything from identify a biological mother seeking to relinquish her baby, arrange and mediate contact between both parties and lay out legal steps and assist both parties to complete them. In addition, you’ll need a social worker who specializes in adoption and can oversee and advise your family on critical adoption issues. That social worker will conduct your legally necessary home study, as well.