Supportive Legal Guidance Throughout Adoption Proceedings
Adopting a child is one of the most caring, generous and rewarding acts any parent can do. Unfortunately, the legal and logistical aspects of the adoption process can be complicated and confusing.
With nearly 30 years of experience in family law, I am uniquely suited to help guide Frisco area families through the adoption process. My knowledge of adoption laws and proceedings allows me to provide the effective and detailed representation you need to traverse all types of adoption, including:
- Stepparent adoptions
- Private adoptions
- Agency adoptions
- Foreign adoptions
Whatever form of adoption you are seeking, I work diligently to help your family avoid unexpected roadblocks, fees, deadlines and paperwork errors that delay the adoption process.
Offering Hands-On Guidance at Every Step in the Adoption Process
Once you have been matched with a child or make the decision to legally adopt your step-child, there are several steps you must complete to finalize the adoption. I offer comprehensive advice and guidance during each step in the process:
- The paperwork: To initiate the adoption process, you must file the required forms and documentation with the courts. I walk you through the process of gathering the required documentation. I will prepare, complete and file the necessary pleadings with the Court on your behalf.
- The post-placement visits: Home study providers conduct a series of post-placement home visits to ensure the child’s well-being and fit for your family. To reduce the stress and worry associated with these visits, I offer the advice you need to understand the factors the home study provider will focus on.
- The finalization hearing: The last, and often most joyful, step in the adoption process is the finalization hearing. At this hearing, a judge will review all aspects of your adoption to ensure the proper steps were completed and the child’s best interests are protected. I appear with you at the finalization hearing to help answer any questions or address any concerns the judge may have.
Once these steps are complete, the adoption is finalized—you can simply focus on offering your child the loving and happy family he or she deserves.
Call Today to Gain Access to the Adoption Assistance You Need
The guidance of an experienced lawyer can help move the adoption process along. Schedule a consultation with me to learn more about my approach to adoption proceedings, and how I can help in your unique situation. Contact me, lawyer Megan Rachel, online or call 972-426-2637 to schedule a consultation today.