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Katy Family Law Attorneys Helping Families in Adoption

At The Springer Law Firm, our Katy adoption attorneys are dedicated to guiding adopting parents through each step of the process. We can make the complex process simple and help make sure each aspect of the adoption runs smoothly. Giving a child in need a loving and stable home is one of the greatest rewards and we hope to be a part of your exciting journey.

Looking to adopt? Contact the Katy adoption lawyer at The Springer Law Firm PLLC today to get started on your case.

Getting to Know The Texas Adoption Process

adopted children in Texas

An adoption proceeding legally establishes a parent-child relationship between the adopting parent and the child. Once the adoption is finalized, a new birth certificate will be issued and the adopted child will enjoy the same rights as a biological child. In some cases, an adopting parent may be a relative of the child or the adopting parents may wish to conduct a search for a match.

The Springer Law Firm can assist with many different types of adoptions, including:

  • Foster care adoption
  • Agency adoption
  • Relative adoption
  • Stepparent adoption
  • Special needs adoption
  • International adoption
  • Infant adoption
  • Private adoption

Are You Prepared to Adopt a Child?

The adoption process can be complex and involve extensive paperwork, rules and legal regulations. Our Katy adoption lawyers at The Springer Law Firm can walk you through each step of the process.

We can guide adopting parents through common issues in an adoption, such as:

  • Medical evaluations
  • Home assessments
  • Resolving concerns from biological parents or surrogates

We ensure all requirements are completed accurately and that your adoption complies with local and international regulations.

How Do I Legally Adopt a Child in Texas?

Every state has its own set of laws and requirements for those who wish to adopt. The Department of Family and Protective Services in Texas states that prospective adoptive parents can be either single or married and must:

  • Be at least 21 years of age
  • Be financially stable
  • Complete all required documents and forms
  • Complete a background check included with providing references
  • Complete a home study which will examine the living environment for the child

If you live out of state and wish to adopt in Texas, the state will require you to perform a criminal check within Texas.

What are Some Common Reasons Families Choose to Adopt?

Families choose adoption for many reasons. The decision is not to be taken lightly, but many people feel that making the choice to adopt was one of the best acts of their life. Some reasons include:

  • Families that have fertility issues may choose adoption as a means of growing their family.
  • Some people with genetic disorders choose adoption to avoid the risk of passing disorders or diseases.
  • Single parents may want to have children and choose adoption to make that happen.
  • Same-sex couples choose adoption to grow their family.
  • Many families recognize that they have a loving home and would like to share that with a child.
  • Some couples want to help mothers of unwanted pregnancies by offering the baby a loving home.
  • Some people may want to help a family member or friend who is incapable of raising a child.
  • Step-parents might want to adopt their step-children.
  • Families who feel called to adopt for religious purposes.

Can a Felony Conviction Prevent You From Adopting in Texas?

You must meet several eligibility criteria if you choose to adopt a child in Texas. A criminal background check is one of these requirements. A potential adoptive or foster parent, as well as someone else who plans to live with an adoptive or foster child, must apply to and pass a background check.

The outlines just what a background check entails. A name-based criminal background search of you and other applicants will be performed at the most basic level. The aim is to find out whether you have any felony records in Texas. A fingerprint-based criminal background search, a local registry check, and an out-of-state central registry check will also be part of the investigation. The above is used to determine if the applicants have any criminal convictions outside of the state.

Discuss Your Adoption Goals with a Hometown Attorney

Whether you are a first-time parent or interested in expanding your family and giving a home to a child in need, we are ready to listen to your parenting goals. Start with an initial consultation today.

If you have questions about the adoption process in Texas, call (281) 990-6025 or contact us online to schedule a consultation with a Katy adoption lawyer.

Why Work with Us? 

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  • Conveniently Located

    We understand the hassles of driving into Houston, which is why we are conveniently located in Katy with ample parking available.

  • Experience

    Our founding attorney has nearly 4 decades of experience, including 12 years as a Family Law Judge. Combined our team has nearly 85 years of experience.

  • Reputation

    Our award-winning firm is backed by numerous five-star client reviews as well as endorsements from peers.

  • Personalized Approach

    You will gain access to an entire team of attorneys who understand what you're going through and are committed to your success.

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