Houston Adoption Attorney
The Legal Guidance You Need to Grow Your Family
Growing your family through adoption is an incredible and fulfilling experience. It is also a complicated process that requires knowledgeable legal guidance. At The Pollard Firm, PLLC in Houston, our adoption attorney can help you navigate every step of the process with ease. With our team on your side, you can field your way through the legal jargon and complicated paperwork, so you can welcome a new child into your life.
Adopting a Child in Texas
Many couples dream of having a child. However, for those struggling with infertility, or other issues that may prevent them from expanding their family, adoption provides the hope many need to fulfill the of becoming a parent. Whether you are single or married, when deciding to adopt a child, it is crucial to be fully committed before embarking on the process.
If you are ready and committed to raising a child, you will need to meet several requirements:
- You are 21 years of age or older
- You are financially stable
- You can provide references
- You completed an adoption application
- You can provide proof of marriage or divorce, if applicable
- You completed a home study
- You and any other adults living in your household submitted to a criminal background and child abuse check
A home study is required in any adoption, even if you are only planning on fostering a child. It can be completed through the adoption agency, the state, or a separate home study agency. During the home study, a caseworker will visit your home to learn about your family interests, lifestyle, personal history, childcare experience, and any other skills or strengths you may have that will be helpful for meeting a child’s needs. It will also include both a federal and state background check and require medical and financial information.
Before choosing an adoption agency, however, you should understand your needs to ensure the agency you choose can effectively address them. Our family law attorney can review your options with you and advise you on the most suitable choice.
Below are some of the questions you should ask yourself:
- Do you want to adopt an infant or an older child?
- Are you interested in adopting internationally or domestically?
- Would you like to have communication with the child’s birth parents?
The answers to these questions can help narrow down your choices.
Speak to Our Experienced Houston Adoption Attorney Today.
If you are planning to adopt a child, the dedicated family law attorney at The Pollard Firm, PLLC can provide the guidance you need to navigate the process and help you grow your family. Whether you are adopting on your own or with your spouse, we can provide the advice and support you need to smoothly complete each step.