Adopting a child is a joyful and rewarding moment in a parent’s life. However, before you welcome a new member of the family into your home, there are many legal obstacles to overcome to get the results you desire.
If you are interested in making a new addition to your family through adoption, Gutheinz Law Firm, LLP can guide you through the complexities of the adoption process to obtain the best possible outcome. With more than three decades of combined legal experience, our Pearland adoption attorneys can sit down with you, listen to your concerns, and determine your available legal options that fulfill your needs.
Any adult may adopt in Texas. However, if a child is at least 12 years of age, he/she must consent to the adoption.
The minor’s parents must terminate their parental rights before the child can be adopted. If an expectant mother plans on putting her baby up for adoption through an agency, she must wait at least 48 hours after the birth to provide consent.
Any prospective parent needs to get approval by a Texas adoption home study, which involves home inspections, background checks, interviews, financial reviews, and more. Each adoption agency or professional has certain requirements prospective parents must fulfill.
The following are the type of adoptions our firm handles:
Our Pearland adoption lawyers will be your adoption advocate from start to finish. We can submit any necessary paperwork, ensure you meet all deadlines, and act in favor of your best interests in meetings and hearings.
Do not hesitate to add a new member to your family and contact us immediately.
The client was charged with continuous sexual assault of a minor which was dismissed due to the advocacy of defense counsel.
Client was charged with aggravated assault which was dismissed due to the advocacy of defense counsel.
Client’s Felony criminal mischief dismissed when defense established that the alleged victims account and statement of damages was not true.