Looking to adopt? Our Rockwall adoption attorney can help! We serve Dallas County and Collin County in addition to Rockwall.
Adopting a child can be a rewarding experience as it can extend a family while legally binding a family together. There are many reasons for adoption. Some couples physically can’t have a child while others want to grow their family and help a child in need at the same time. Whatever your reason for adoption, Eaker Law Firm, PC can help you. With our extensive experience and compassionate legal team, we can help ensure that your adoption experience is as stress-free as possible.
One of the main cases we handle is stepparent adoption. Stepparent adoption occurs when a stepparent seeks to create a legal relationship with their spouse’s child. For this type of adoption to be granted, the child’s birth parent must give up his or her parental rights. Having a parent give up his or her rights can be challenging, but we can help you file a petition.
The stepparent adoption process involves:
- Filing an adoption form
- Terminating the biological parent’s rights
- Undergoing a background check
- Undergoing a home study, where the potential parents are monitored to determine if they are ready to raise a child
The formal adoption process can only occur once the rights of the other biological parent have been terminated. Once they are, that biological parent no longer has visitation rights or child support obligations. From there, you can file for adoption and prepare for your case. If the adoption is approved, a background check and home study are conducted at a later time to ensure the well-being of the child with the legal stepparent.
Make Your Family Official
Nothing makes us happier at Eaker Law Firm, PC than seeing you smile. Adopting a child can be strenuous and time-consuming, but the end result makes it worthwhile. Our adoption lawyer is well-versed in the process of adoption, assuring you professional legal assistance. From filling out the paperwork to representing you in court, we have your case handled.
Contact our law firm to begin the adoption process today.