Building your family through adoption is a wonderful thing and nothing gives us more satisfaction than helping you make your dreams a reality. Texas laws governing adoption are quite complex and the assistance of an experienced adoption family law attorney can help to ensure that the process is a smooth one.
At Christiansen Law Firm, our adoption and family law attorneys have successfully handled the adoptions for numerous Texans. We have helped clients with a variety of types of adoptions in Texas, including grandparent adoptions, stepparent adoptions, agency adoptions and private placement adoptions. Our adoption lawyers also have extensive experience with international adoptions and are uniquely able to assist clients in navigating the complex waters of immigration law and adoption. We have a complete understanding of adoption law in Texas and the adoption process from termination of parental rights of the biological parents to the final adoption.
Generally, an adoption case first involves the termination of the parental rights of the biological parents. Sometimes the issue of termination is hotly contested by the biological parents, but is necessary for an adoptive parent to adopt.
The court's primary concern in any action involving a child is that the child's best interests are served. When a child is matched with prospective parents for adoption, the court goes to great lengths to see that the child will be well cared for and that the parents can provide the child with everything necessary for a good and stable home life.
Every adoptive parent in Texas is required to undergo a social study. The social study helps to assure the court that the parents are emotionally and financially capable of raising a child. It involves a review of any criminal background and history of child neglect or abuse, financial stability, an inspection of the adoptive home, a review of your marital status, and other considerations.
Contact us today to discuss your adoption questions. We have offices conveniently located in Houston and San Antonio, Texas. We will help you through the entire process, and work to ensure that you meet all legal eligibility requirements.
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