Are you planning to adopt? If you are planning to add a new member to your family through adoption, make sure that you have a competent, experienced adoption attorney by your side.
Texas law requires a large amount of legal paperwork to complete international and domestic adoptions. I represent you throughout the process to ensure that everything is done properly and you can become parent to a child looking for a stable home.
I find great satisfaction in helping new families come together through adoption, so please call me today at 682-234-2006 or email me for a free initial consultation.
I can help you in all matters, such as obtaining an adoption, a voluntary relinquishment of parental rights, a power of attorney over a child, or a waiver of interest in a child.
Types of Adoption
Adoption can be an exciting time for your family, and as your attorney, I am committed to making your adoption a success. I can guide you through all steps, advocate for you and the child, and answer any questions you may have. Let me assist you with one of the following types of adoption:
- Step-parent adoption: In Texas, the non-custodial biological parent must terminate his or her parental rights before a step-parent can adopt. Sometimes, this is done voluntarily. Other times, such as when the biological parent cannot be located, there must be a formal notice of intent to adopt. If the step-child is over the age of twelve, the child must give consent to the adoption.
- Grandparent adoption: Concerned grandparents may feel compelled to step in when their grandchild is living in an unsafe environment. For example, drug abuse, alcohol abuse, or physical abuse may be present. Depending on the specific situation and the presence of one or both parents, it may be possible for grandparents to obtain legal child custody of their grandchildren.
- Domestic adoption: If you are looking for, or have found, a child in your state or elsewhere, you must be qualified to adopt, with a home study.
Let me guide you through the process and avoid any mistakes that will cost you the opportunity.
I can also advise you about the circumstances in which adult adoptions are possible.