Growing your family by adopting a child is one of the most selfless acts a parent can do. Though the process can seem daunting at times, it is important to be prepared to know what to expect when you proceed. One of the first steps you will take when considering adoption is to decide which adoption option is best for you and your family. To begin preparing, continue reading to learn more about the various types of adoption that are available to Texas residents. If you require assistance with the adoption process, reach out to our family law attorney today. We will happily walk you through the steps ahead.
What are the different types of adoption available in Texas?
There are various types of adoption that are available in Texas. Our firm handles the following types of adoption in Texas:
- Private Adoption: This type of adoption is generally restricted to adopting newborn children.
- International Adoption: Parents adopt a child who was born in and lives in a different country.
- Adoption through Child Protective Services: Parents in Texas often adopt children through Child Protective Services. This adoption process is for children of all ages and backgrounds. These children will typically have one thing in common: they were removed from their homes due to unsafe conditions or abuse.
What does the adoption process entail?
No matter the type of adoption you chose to proceed with, it is important to understand what the adoption process entails. Those who are seeking to adopt must be prepared to go through a very thorough and invasive process to achieve adoption. It is required for adopters to consent to background checks, home visits, interviews, reference checks, training courses, and more. This is an extensive process that requires patience. It is important that you retain the services of an understanding and knowledgeable family law attorney who has experience assisting parents who are seeking adoption. If you have any further questions regarding adoption and the types of adoption available in Texas, do not hesitate to reach out to our firm. We would be happy to schedule your initial consultation and walk you through any questions or concerns you may have. We understand how big of a step this may be for some parents and want to ensure each of our clients are thoroughly prepared for what’s to come.
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