Every year, thousands of wonderful parents choose to welcome a child into their home and family by the process of adoption. Before proceeding with adoption, it is critical for families fully understand the legal realities of the adoption process. Having quality legal representation to help the family navigate the adoption process is an important part of the process.
A wide variety of adoptions make their way through the Court system every year. Stepparent adoptions, grandparent adoptions, international adoptions, agency adoptions and private adoptions are each unique in the nature of the paperwork and process that must be followed.
The road to adoption is sometimes very smooth, but frequently there are bumps in the road. 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 endorsement of the assigned 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. The good news is that most of these hurdles can 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 Texas, Christiansen Law Firm has extensive experience handling adoption cases of all varieties, and is well-suited 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 legal matter, contact the offices of Christiansen Law Firm in Houston or San Antonio.