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Consult with a Skilled Same-Sex Adoption Lawyer in Texas

If you’ve decided that it’s time to grow your family through adoption, you’ll need the sophisticated knowledge of an LGBT adoption attorney who can make sure that everything is handled correctly and your parenting rights are secure. The adoption process can be quite complex, but an experienced same-sex adoption lawyer from our family law firm can support you from start to finish and help ensure that your adoption proceeds smoothly.

Types of Adoptions We Can Assist You With

Second-Parent Adoptions

One of the most common reasons why couples seek a same-sex adoption lawyer is because one of them has become a biological parent and the other needs to establish their legal status as an equal parent of the child. If one of you gives birth or fathers a child through a surrogate, and the other parent does not pursue a second-parent adoption, it could potentially impact their parenting rights in the future. At Goranson Bain Ausley, our lawyers have extensive experience in assisting same-sex parents in securing legal protection for their expanding family.

Single-Parent Adoptions

In Texas, it doesn’t matter whether you’re part of a couple or a single person: You can adopt a child either way. Many individuals in the LGBT community choose to pursue adoption, and our attorneys are here to support you in achieving this important milestone.

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Infant Adoptions

Infant adoptions are usually private adoptions arranged by the birth parents and the adoptive parent(s). Adoption attorneys involved in this process can help ensure that everyone’s rights are protected.

Relative Adoptions

Relative adoptions can apply to grandchildren, nieces/nephews, cousins, or other members of your family. While many families begin caring for related children informally, the legally binding adoption process cannot begin until the parental rights of both parents are terminated.

Stepparent Adoptions

Stepparent adoption is the most common form of adoption overall and involves a new spouse petitioning the court to become a child’s legal parent. In situations where both parents are still alive and have parental rights, the rights of one of those parents must be terminated before a stepparent adoption can proceed.

Foster Child Adoptions

Foster care adoptions are a form of public adoption. An adoption lawyer at our family law firm can help guide prospective parents through the Department of Family and Protective Services requirements and represent the foster parents at court appearances, appeals hearings, and case conferences.

Why You Should Hire an Experienced Same-Sex Adoption Attorney

Adoption is a joyous time in a new parent’s life, but it can also bring about complex legal issues. Important questions to consider when starting your adoption journey include:

  • What key information about rights and responsibilities should a person consider before legally adopting a child?
  • What legal frameworks govern open or closed adoptions?
  • How is the situation handled if a biological parent or surrogate reconsiders their decision?
  • How should you approach a scenario where biological parents want to reconnect with a child after several years?
  • Can biological parents request parental rights?
  • In cases of adopting a relative’s child due to parental incapacity, what are the essential safeguards?

Our experienced LGBT adoption attorneys can help you understand how to handle all of these scenarios and more.

Contact a Skilled Same-Sex Adoption Attorney Today

Adoption can be complicated, but it doesn’t have to be when you work with an experienced LGBT adoption attorney. At Goranson Bain Ausley, our lawyers in AustinDallasFort WorthGranbury, Midland, and Plano are well-versed in all of the different forms of adoption. We have assisted numerous happy couples and single parents throughout Texas, and we can guide you through your journey to becoming a parent as well. Contact us to speak with one of our same-sex adoption lawyers today.