Compassionate Adoption Support
At Ward & Myers LLP, we believe every child deserves a loving and stable home. Our experienced family law attorneys in are dedicated to helping Texas families navigate the adoption process with efficiency and compassion. Whether you are considering stepparent adoption, grandparent adoption, or traditional adoption, we are here to guide you through this life-changing journey.
Different Types Of Adoptions
There is more than one way to build a family. When it comes to adoption, there are no one-size-fits-all solutions. Some of the most common types of adoption can include:
- Stepparent adoption: This occurs when a stepparent seeks to legally adopt their spouse’s child from a previous relationship. This process establishes a legal parent-child relationship, granting the stepparent all the rights and responsibilities of a biological parent.
- Grandparent adoption: In certain situations, grandparents may seek to adopt their grandchild when the biological parents are unable to fulfill their parental obligations. Grandparent adoption provides stability and support for the child while preserving the family connection.
- Traditional adoption: Traditional adoption involves the placement of a child with individuals or couples who are not biologically related to the child. This process typically includes working with adoption agencies, undergoing a thorough evaluation, and completing legal requirements to finalize the adoption.
Depending on your family and your goals, we can help you welcome a new member into your family so that you can give them the care and support that they need.
The Adoption Process
Adopting a child can be overwhelming, especially if you try to do it alone. The adoption process typically involves the following steps:
- Initial consultation: We will meet with you to understand your unique circumstances, discuss your goals and provide guidance on the appropriate adoption path based on your situation.
- Preparation and evaluation: We will assist you in completing the necessary paperwork, such as background checks, home studies, and interviews. This evaluation helps ensure the suitability and readiness of the adoptive parents.
- Placement: We will work with adoption agencies to find a suitable match between the child and the adopting parents for traditional adoptions. In stepparent or grandparent adoptions, we will guide you through the legal procedures necessary to establish the parent-child relationship.
- Post-placement supervision: Post-placement supervision may be required to ensure the child’s well-being and the successful transition of the adoptive family. We will provide ongoing support and guidance throughout this stage.
- Finalization: Once all legal requirements and waiting periods are met, we will represent you in court to finalize the adoption. This legal process establishes the parent-child relationship and grants the adoptive parents full parental rights.
It is crucial to keep in mind that adoption can take anywhere from a few months to two years to complete. At Ward & Myers LLP, we will be with you throughout the entire process so that you have the support you need as you grow your family.
Take The First Step Toward Building Your Family
If you are considering adoption and need assistance with the process, our compassionate team at Ward & Myers LLP in Midland is here to support you every step of the way. Contact us today at 432-315-0335 or use our online form to schedule a consultation and begin your journey toward building your family through adoption.