Adopting a child is a major decision that can bring joy not only to the parent, but to the child as well. Whether you wish to adopt your stepchild or are bringing a new little one into your family, hiring an experienced adoption attorney is an important step in the process.
Adoptions in Texas
If you are considering adopting a child, there are generally some requirements you will have to meet before you can officially begin.
Here are some of the requirements:
- You must be at least 21 years of age
- You must be financially stable
- You must provide references
- You must share your lifestyle and background information
- You must submit to a child abuse and criminal background check (including any other adults within the household)
- You must complete a home study
- You must complete the application to adopt
There are also different types of adoption, which our team can help you with. Garza Law Firm, LLLP can assist you with the following:
- Adopting an older child
- Adopting an infant
- Adopting your stepchild even if you cannot locate the other birth parent
- Adopting an adult
If you are adopting an adult, the process is substantially different. The biggest difference in this process, of course, is that you will need the consent of the adult before moving forward. Another key difference is that you will not need to terminate any parental rights since the person in question is an adult.
The purpose of adopting an adult is typically for inheritance reasons. If you adopt an adult, you can leave your assets and property to that person much more easily.
Schedule a Consultation with Our Experienced Adoption Team Today!
If you are planning to adopt, whether you are bringing a new child into your world or expanding your roles as a parent to your stepchild, the family law team at Garza Law Firm, LLLP in Dallas can help you navigate each step, helping you avoid any unnecessary obstacles and mistakes. Our experienced attorneys can provide the knowledgeable legal support you need to achieve the results you and your family are seeking.
Reach out to our law office today at (214) 225-4344 to set up a complimentary one-hour case review with one of our adoption attorneys to learn more about our services.
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