Thousands of wonderful Texans yearn to adopt a child, for a wide variety of reasons. Before initiating this process, it is important for prospective adoptive parents to fully understand the process. Quality legal representation is a key factor in successfully completing a Texas adoption.
Thousands of adoptions are completed in Texas courts every year. These include stepparent adoptions, grandparent adoptions, international adoptions, agency adoptions and private adoptions. Each is unique in the nature of the process that must be followed.
The road to adoption is usually smooth, but occasionally there are stumbling blocks. Examples include difficulty in locating the biological parents, achieving the biological parents' voluntary relinquishment of parental rights, proving legal grounds for involuntary termination of parental rights, obtaining the approval of the social worker and amicus attorney (attorney appointed to assist the Court in protecting the best interest of the child). Additionally, if the child is being adopted from a foreign country, immigration issues must be resolved to bring the child lawfully to the United States in proper immigration status. Fortunately, these hurdles can usually be overcome, and the reward of having an adopted child is well worth the effort.
Texas families that wish to pursue adoption have an advocate and ally in Christiansen Law Firm. Based in Houston and San Antonio, Texas, Christiansen Law Firm has extensive experience handling adoption cases of all varieties, and has the experience and expertise to assist your family in its pursuit of adoption. The adoption attorneys at Christiansen Law Firm can explain the process in detail, and prepare you for all aspects of the process. For additional information about your adoption matter, contact the offices of Christiansen Law Firm in Houston or San Antonio.