Katy, TX Adoption Attorneys
Growing Families & Enriching Lives In the Greater Houston Area
At The Springer Law Firm, our family law 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.
How Does Adoption Work?
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?
The adoption process can be complex and involve extensive paperwork, rules and legal regulations. Our family 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.
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.