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Work With a Skilled Adoption Attorney in Texas

Adopting a child is one of the happiest and most rewarding times in a person’s life. There can be a lot of steps between making the decision to adopt and giving a child a new home, but our team of adoption lawyers in Texas is here to support you every step of the way.

At Goranson Bain Ausley, you can connect with an adoption lawyer in Texas who has assisted couples in AustinDallasFort WorthGranbury, Midland, and Plano through many private adoptions. There are several ways to adopt, and our Texas adoption attorneys can help explain the advantages and disadvantages of each option. Their expansive knowledge base can help you decide which path is right for your family. Our attorneys can also assist in developing strategies for potential issues such as:

  • Establishing legal guidelines for open/closed adoptions
  • Creating safeguards to protect adoptees involved in relative adoptions
  • Responding to biological parents/surrogates who petition for rights

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Issues Involved in the Decision to Adopt

The decision to adopt a child can be one of the most rewarding, joyous, and altruistic moments of a person’s life. It can be the start of a richer, happier future for both parent and child.

A primary concern of couples who choose to adopt is consent. In addition, many decisions must be made about the level of contact, if any, the birth parents will have with the child and the finalization of the adoption.

Adoptions give rise to an array of complex legal issues such as:

  • What happens if a biological parent or surrogate has second thoughts?
  • What if the biological parents reach out several years later and would like to see their child?
  • Can the biological parents petition for rights?
  • What are the legal guidelines for an open/closed adoption?
  • If adopting the child of a relative who cannot meet their parental obligations, what safeguards need to be in place?
  • What does an adopting parent need to know about their rights and obligations before legally adopting a stepchild, grandchild or foster child?

TEXAS ADOPTION

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These are valid questions when considering adoption. But you don’t need to let the process intimidate you. A Texas adoption lawyer from Goranson Bain Ausley can walk you through all of these issues step by step, providing the legal and emotional support you need to extend your family.

How the Adoption Process Works in Texas

There are procedural differences between private adoptions and adopting through the Department of Family and Protective Services (DFPS); however, the law governing adoptions in Texas requires the same basic steps.

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Work With a Trusted Texas Adoption Attorney to Develop Your Plan

We understand that the legal side of adoption can seem intimidating, but the experienced attorneys at Goranson Bain Ausley can help make it as stress-free as possible. When you work with us, you will have experienced adoption lawyers in Texas by your side who can guide you through the process step by step. We can also help you compare the advantages and disadvantages of private adoptions versus going through an agency. An adoption attorney in Texas from our firm will assist you in creating an adoption strategy that is right for you and your family as well as provide all the legal and emotional support you need to extend your family.

Whether you need an adoption attorney in DallasAustinFort WorthGranbury, Midland, or Plano, we can offer you comprehensive resources, an experienced team, and a strong commitment to helping you execute your adoption plan. Contact us today to schedule a consultation. We look forward to helping you with this exciting journey.

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At Goranson Bain Ausley we strive to deliver clarity about what comes next and confidence that you and your family’s future are more secure. Contact our team and discover how we can help you.

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