Oftentimes, when people picture adoption, they think of a couple adopting a child domestically or internationally through an adoption agency. This is a common form of adoption, but it is not the only type. The practice of adoption has evolved to include stepparent adoptions, relative adoptions, adult adoptions and independent adoptions. It is important to the legal process of an adoption, no matter the type, as they are one of the most complicated.
At Lehnhardt Price Family Law, our attorneys understand that the adoption process can look differently from client to client. This is not only dependent on the type of adoption but also the age, relation and location of the child. We also note that adoptions are a very exciting time, despite the stress of the process that can be lengthy. Whether you are adding a member to your family or seeking to gain legal rights to a child you already have a relationship with, our law firm will be there every step of the way.
We understand that not all adoptions involve biological parents that are willing to put their child up for adoption. Some cases involve one or both parents that are contesting the adoption of their child. In these matters, we are well equipped to collect the evidence necessary to build a successful case. Our goal is to help you illustrate that your adoption is in the best interests of the child.
The adoption process can be long, emotional, taxing and challenging; however, it can also be very rewarding. Our law firm understands how to move the process forward and demonstrate that an adoption is in the best interest of the child. Additionally, we take the time to collect the evidence necessary to illustrate that you are equipped to care for and raise the child.