Adoption And Termination Of Parental Rights

Adoption is a wonderful way to expand or create a family. One of the most common types of adoptions we see at the Law Office of Mark M. Childress, is stepparent adoption. While it is wonderful when a stepparent desires to adopt and raise a stepchild as his or her own, there are important legal issues that must be handled properly by a knowledgeable attorney.

The first issue to address before a stepparent adoption can occur is termination of the biological parent's rights. This is a very complex issue and for good reason, as the termination of parental rights is irrevocable. We focus on making sure that parents and children understand the implications of this so that a solution can be reached that is in the best interest of the child.

Voluntary Termination In Texas

This is most often seen in situations where a father who is not involved in his child's life relinquishes his parental rights to clear the path for a stepparent adoption. In many instances, the father has been out of the picture for so long that an attempt must be made to locate him and provide notice of the stepparent's wish to terminate his rights. Once all attempts to make contact with the father have failed, the termination process can legally begin.

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From your initial meeting with us through the conclusion of your adoption case, you can rely on our firm to provide you with legal services tailored to your unique circumstances. For attentive service and peace of mind during a complex process, contact us today. We offer a with our Fort Worth adoption lawyer.