Growing Your Family
While the adoption process can be meticulous and thorough, it is a wonderful opportunity for couples in Texas to provide and grow their family. The adoption process can be as legally complex as it is exciting and emotional. The Fulton Law Firm is proud to advise clients through all stages of a domestic adoption. Contact us today to schedule an appointment.
Types of Adoptions
There is more than one kind of adoption. At The Fulton Law Firm, we’ve handled many cases, such as the following:
- Private adoptions – Private adoptions take place between the birth parents and the people who wish to adopt the child. A legal representative usually handles the paperwork involved in this situation.
- Contested adoptions – A contested adoption is a situation where a birth parent does not want the adoption to take place. This often becomes a legal matter and our attorneys can assist you with the process.
- Stepparent adoptions – Stepparents often wish to legally adopt a child they are going to parent. Sometimes adoptions may also take place after the child has been living with the stepparent for some time. We can handle all the necessary paperwork to make things official.
There are other adoption scenarios as well, and we can represent clients on a case-by-case basis. We understand that each adoption is completely unique, and we treat all the people involved with professionalism and care throughout the process. From the time you contact our firm until the time you welcome your new family member into your home as a legal resident, we’ll work hard to make sure everything is completed properly.
Guidance Through the Process
There are many different types and processes of adoption, one being placement adoptions. This is a way to adopt a child via a licensed Texas adoption agency or through the Texas Department of Family and Corrective Services. Throughout this process, there will be screening and home assessments. These usually extremely thorough evaluations include interviews, home visits, references and viewing income statements. Interviews tend to go over topics such as family background, daily life, education, employment and personal feelings and beliefs. Our Christian law firm is happy to help aid prospective families in the complicated adoption process to make you feel comfortable and ready to make an addition to your family.
Once all the proper adoption forms have been filed, the child will then be a legal part of your family forever. At this point, many families wish to change the child’s name to reflect their own, and we can take care of the necessary paperwork as part of the process. Just let us know if that is something you would like us to handle for you and any name change forms can be completed by our office. Contact us today for professional adoption help.