Adoption

While adopting a child is a great source of joy, the process itself can be long and difficult. Having the assistance of an experienced attorney is undeniably beneficial-doing so simplifies the adoption process on many levels. It also helps you avoid legal pitfalls and delays that may otherwise lengthen the adoption process.

Helping Families Overcome the Hurdles of Adoption

We have years of experience helping Texas families overcome the significant legal hurdles involved in the adoption process and we can help you do so as well. If you are a step-parent who is seeking to secure an adoption privately or an adult pursuing an adoption through an agency, a skillful adoption attorney can help you meet your goals in a timely manner.

The role of a Texas adoption lawyer is not to help prospective parents locate children eligible for adoption, but to provide the necessary legal services to ensure that the adoption process is carried out in accordance with Texas state law.

Termination of Parental Rights

During a legal adoption, at least one biological parent can have his or her parental rights terminated. One way this can happen is through a so-called "step-parent" adoption, in which a married person adopts their partner's biological child. The biological parent's rights are then lost. Another kind of adoption involves both biological parents of a child willingly surrendering their parental rights, which then permits their offspring to be adopted by parents who meet the necessary criteria under Texas state law. When biological parents are unwilling to give up their parental rights, the parents wishing to adopt can file a lawsuit against them to force them to do so.

Regardless of what kind of adoption you may be seeking, hiring a compassionate adoption lawyer is your best option when it comes to making sure that the adoption process goes smoothly.

Don't Wait to Get the Help You Need

Keep in mind that you do not have to be a married spouse for the sake of pursuing an adoption. We are happy to talk to you about a prospective adoption regardless of your marital status, and will do everything in our power to make your dreams a reality. We're happy to answer your questions and keep you informed about your rights throughout every phase of the legal process. Our clients know that there is no substitute for a knowledgeable adoption lawyer when it comes to guaranteeing that a prospective parent is in compliance with state rules and regulations.

The Law Offices of Mark C. Roles, P.C. represents families with adoption cases throughout Austin, Round Rock and central Texas. Call (512) 219-0500 now to schedule your free consultation.