We handle all types of adoptions, whether private or through an agency such as Catholic Social Services, LDS Social Services, or the State. We can also finalize a foreign adoption, resulting in a Texas court order and Texas-issued birth certificate. Our team will ensure your adoption is done right, without unnecessary delays.
The most common form of adoption is when a stepparent assumes financial and legal responsibility for his/her spouse’s child(ren), releasing the non-custodial parent from all parenting responsibilities. While this procedure is generally simpler than other types of adoption, stepparent adoption law varies from state to state. These laws address issues such as consent from the non-custodial parent, how long the stepparent and biological parent must be married before an adoption petition can be filed, whether or not a home study is required, and other issues. We can help you navigate these concerns.