Conroe, Texas Adoption Attorney
In the areas of family law, adoption is the legal process that establishes a parent/child relationship between individuals who are not related by blood. Once the adoption is completed, the adoptive child is entitled to all the privileges belonging to a natural child of the adoptive parents, and the adoptive parents acquire all the legal rights, duties and obligations of the child’s natural parents.
For many couples, adoption may be the only avenue to fulfill their dream for a family. The excitement of the possibility of adoption comes with extensive legalities, unexpected twists and delays that can prolong the final adoption.
An experienced family law attorney who understands adoption laws can guide you through a maze of administrative details and work with you to bring a child into your home
At the Law Office of Kathy Black in Conroe, Texas, we fully understand the anticipation and frustration inherent in the adoption process. Our firm regularly assists clients with a variety of adoption situations. We also work with the courts as an amicus attorney, representing the interests of an adoptive child. If you are interested in adopting a child, you can rely on our skills and knowledge of adoption law to protect your legal rights and act in the best interest of the child.
Types of Adoptions
Our Conroe law firm can assist whether your adoption is a through an agency or a private adoption, foreign adoption, step-parent adoption or you are adopting a family member or child from a friend or kinship relationship.
Adoption Process Requirements
Numerous requirements are part of the adoption process. In Texas, an adoption requires a detailed adoptive parent home study prepared by a licensed social worker. The study includes:
- Adoptive parents’ Interview
- Legal document verification
- Letters of reference from friends and family
- Financial status confirmation
- Criminal background check
- Child abuse check
- Voluntary or Involuntary Termination of parental rights
The last step before an adoption is finalized is having the child live in your home six months.
A variety of special problems can crop up, complicating the adoption process from persuading a biological parent to transfer parental rights in a stepparent or inter-family adoption and locating an absent or estranged parent to dealing with immigration issues related to adoption of children from another country.
The Law Office of Kathy Black represents military and civilian clients in Conroe, Cut and Shoot, Montgomery, Shenandoah, Splendora, The Woodlands and Willis and all areas and all towns within Montgomery County. Call our law firm today at (936)537-2471 to make an appointment. We will be glad to answer your questions about adoption and help you begin your search.
Texas family law attorney, Kathy Black, serves clients in Conroe, The Woodlands, Magnolia and surrounding towns in Montgomery County