At Hargrave Law, PC, our Bedford, TX adoption lawyers have the skills and experience to help you and your family navigate the adoption process. We know that complications can arise during any stage of an adoption and our legal team is here to overcome any obstacles—so that you can finalize your adoption and establish parental rights. For a confidential, no obligation consultation with an experienced Texas adoption attorney, please contact us today.
An Overview of Our Adoption Services in Texas
There are several different types of adoption. At Hargrave Law, PC, our Texas family lawyers can help advise you on all types of adoption. No matter your specific circumstances—whether you are preparing to officially adopt a stepchild who already lives in your home or you and your partner are interested in adopting an infant—our legal team is here as a resource. We handle the following adoption cases.
- Relative adoptions;
- Stepparent adoptions;
Adoption: Frequently Asked Questions (FAQS)
Who is Eligible to Adopt a Child in Texas?
Most adults are eligible to initiate the process. In Texas, there is no official marriage requirement. Unmarried people (and same sex couples) have the right to pursue adoption. There is also no minimum or maximum age requirement under state law. Of course, eligibility to adopt and successful navigation of the process are not the same thing. Adoption can be complicated.
How Long Does the Adoption Process Take?
It depends. It can take anywhere between a few months and a few years to finalize an adoption. The more complicated the adoption, the longer the process is likely to take. For example, a stepparent adoption of a teenager is usually completed more quickly than an international adoption of a toddler. Through proper preparation, we can help to ensure that you and your family can get through the adoption process as efficiently as possible.
What is an Adoption Home Study?
The home study is an important aspect of adoption. Essentially, state officials want to confirm that prospective parents are able to provide a happy, healthy environment for the child. In Texas, a social worker is assigned to obtain some background information and assess the home to ensure that the adoptive parents are in a position to bring a new child into their family.
Why Trust the Bedford, TX Adoption Lawyers at Hargrave Law
Adoption can be stressful and nerve wracking. At Hargrave Law, PC, we are here to guide you through the process—anticipating and addressing problems before they happen. When you reach out to our Bedford law office, you will speak to a Texas adoption attorney who can:
- Listen to your story and answer your questions;
- Gather all relevant documents, records, and background information;
- Assist you with adoption paperwork; and
- Help you navigate the adoption process and establish full parental rights.
We know that no two adoption cases are identical. Parents deserve personalized legal representation from a Bedford, TX adoption lawyer who will put in the time and resources needed to protect their rights and help them achieve a successful outcome.
Contact Our Texas Adoption Attorney for Immediate Assistance
At Hargrave Law, PC, our Texas adoption lawyers are compassionate, solutions-focused advocates for parents. If you have questions about adoption, we are here to help. To arrange a completely confidential consultation with an experienced family lawyer, please contact us today. From our law offices in Bedford, Carrollton, and Grapevine, we handle adoption cases throughout Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex