Adopting a child can be a fulfilling responsibility. Nonetheless, the legal process may be difficult, especially for those who are unfamiliar with Texas adoption laws. Our adoption attorneys in Corpus Christi, TX, work hard to help our clients navigate the legal system and make the experience as stress-free as possible for them.
We are knowledgeable about adoption laws and have the necessary experience to assist you and your family. We make sure you can adopt a child, whether you want to adopt a child from another country, adopt a stepchild, or need help adopting a child through an agency.
Our adoption lawyers are also pleased to have assisted a large number of families who were privately adopting children in Austin, Dallas, and Plano. There are several options for adopting a child, and the attorneys here can explain the advantages and disadvantages of each during the free initial consultation. This will help you decide which course of action is best for your family. They can also assist in the formulation of solutions to potential problems, such as the following:
Because of the diversity of families, each adoption situation necessitates a tailored strategy that considers what is best for the child and the family. A number of legal requirements must be met, according to the Texas Family Code, before a child can be adopted in the state of Texas. Background checks, home studies, and the formal termination of the biological parent’s rights are among the requirements.
We understand how stressful and potentially difficult this process can be, so we make it a priority to provide our clients with individualized legal representation that will allow them to feel at ease, confident, and supported throughout the duration of the case. An expert attorney who can assist you throughout the process may be able to answer your questions about the adoption procedure. We take pride in our hands-on approach and promise to be available to you at all times.
You should be prepared to go through every stage of the adoption process, in addition to meeting the age criteria and passing a criminal history check. You will be informed about the prerequisites and processes during this meeting, and you will have the opportunity to ask preliminary questions.
Following that, you will meet with DFPS professionals to further evaluate whether adoption is the best option for you while also allowing the staff to evaluate your credentials.
The state of Texas provides a 35-hour course called Parent Resource Information Development Education (PRIDE), which teaches prospective adoptive parents about the basic aspects of child care while also addressing the unique challenges that each family faces. Adoptive parents-to-be will also participate in three additional certification programs separate from the PRIDE program. Each of these programs aims to educate adoptive parents more thoroughly on how to meet the needs of their adopted child.
A caseworker from DFPS will visit your home and ask questions about your background, habits, and previous child-care experience to determine whether you are a good fit to adopt a child. Interviews will be conducted with every member of your household, including any other children, in order to create a comprehensive portrait of the potential new family unit.
Every step you take prior to beginning the adoption process will help your family welcome a new child into your home with ease and joy. All families who want to become foster parents follow the same basic procedures.
If you or someone you know is thinking about adopting a child, the Law Office of Kelly Koch can help in any way they can. We handle all of the various aspects of the adoption process, such as relinquishing parental rights, investigating previous criminal activity, conducting social studies, and, if necessary, collaborating with child protective services (CPS).
We can help with a variety of adoptions, including stepparent, grandparent, and foster-parent adoptions. International adoptions, adoptions through an agency, kinship or relative adoptions, and termination of parental rights are also available.
Adopting a child is a life-changing decision that will undoubtedly improve the quality of life for your entire family. We are passionate about family law and are ready to assist you with your adoption proceedings right now. You can be confident that when you choose our family law firm, you and your loved ones will receive the personalized, caring service you require. We are always available to our clients. If you would like to schedule a consultation to discuss paternity or adoption, please contact us as soon as possible.