Sugar Land Adoption Lawyer
Requirements to Adopt in Texas
In Texas, all adoptive parents must be financially stable and at least 21 years old. In addition, Texas law provides some basic requirements that prospective adoptive parents must meet in order to be eligible to adopt. Adoptive parents must undergo thorough background checks, family history checks, and home visits. This is done to ensure a safe and nurturing environment for the child to be adopted.
These requirements include:
- Completing an application and providing references
- Submitting to a criminal history check
- Completing a home study, including interviews
- Attending training to learn about the issues adopted children could have
An extensive home study course must be completed by both adoptive parents as well, and the parental rights of each living birth parent must be terminated. Kutty Law Firm, PLLC can assist you in completing all of these things to help prevent snags in the process.
Steps Involved in the Adoption Process
Kutty Law Firm, PLLC knows that bringing a family together can be an emotional process for every party involved. We seek to help you navigate every step of the way so you understand what to expect and how to proceed. Whether you are a grandparent or stepparent or a couple looking to go through an adoption agency, Kutty Law Firm, PLLC can help.
There are many steps of the adoption process, which include:
- Locating the biological parents
- Ensuring the biological parents relinquish their legal rights
- Appealing to the Department of Children and Family Services
- Going through the eligibility process (laid out above)
- Having the court review the adoption
- Going through final adoption proceedings
Consider Kutty Law Firm, PLLC for Your Adoption
Adoption is a wonderful way to add to your family and provide a loving environment for a child who is not your own. This commitment, while noble and rewarding, is not as straightforward as you may hope. In fact, it can be incredibly complex and involved, both for the protection of the child and the benefit of the family adopting. The adoptive parents may need a social study conducted, criminal background checks, an ad litem attorney appointed by the Court to find a missing biological parent, and and amicus attorney to look after the best interests of the child or children being adopted. Attempting to adopt without professional assistance is extremely difficult, which is why having an experienced Sugar Land adoption lawyer on your side is essential.
Kutty Law Firm, PLLC is here to make sure you meet all of the rules of the Texas Family Code and are properly prepared to present your case to a judge. This helps speed proceedings and guards against potential setbacks due to simple clerical oversights, as well as more involved aspects of the adoption process.
With 20+ years of experience helping Texas families through the entire adoption process our experienced Sugar Land adoption lawyers are compassionate, thoughtful, and committed. We have an excellent team of attorneys that are all experienced in handling adoption proceedings. We will guide you through the process that generally takes quite a long time.
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