Adopting a child can take many forms and be difficult to navigate on your own. That’s why the attorneys at Hightower Reff Law are experienced with the legal process to offer guidance on all types of adoption.
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Our attorneys use their varied backgrounds and experience to offer quality legal counsel to move into your next phase of life with an adopted child. Learn more about the legal staff helping you today.
What to Expect in the Adoption Processs
There are many steps that must be taken to complete a successful adoption. This includes notification and consent to the biological parents.
With stepparent adoptions, if we are unable to get consent from the biological parent, we must prove that the other parent has abandoned the child. Typically, the court will then appoint a guardian to provide substitute consent.
If you are considering placing your child for adoption, Hightower Reff Law can provide legal representation to protect your interests as the relinquishing parent.
A stepparent adoption occurs when someone becomes a legal parent for his or her spouse’s child. This decision is significant, which is why Hightower Reff Law provides resources needed to make the best choices for you and your child.
A new adoption can occur after a child’s birth or later in life as an adult. We can draft legal documents to ensure that the adoption is successful and to avoid problems in the future.
other Family Law Services
Hightower Reff Law is committed to providing our clients with legal counsel during an adoption case. Whether you’re going through a stepparent adoption or new adoption, we can guide you through every step of the process until the adoption is complete.
When going through an adoption, you’ll want to keep in mind who will get full custody of the child. We can provide committed legal representation for married or single parents in court during the adoption process.
Our experienced attorneys will fight for your child’s legal rights while going through an adoption. We’ll offer guidance during the adoption process to help you receive child support payments for a child’s daily expenses.
Paternity & Parental Rights
If you’re adopting a child or placing a child up for adoption, it’s important to know your parental rights. These rights will help you to make decisions on behalf of the child. Our attorneys can provide you with the best legal assistance possible during adoption.
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The attorneys at Hightower Reff Law are uniquely qualified to handle adoptions. We’ll help make your adoption process simple and successful.
Frequently Asked Questions
How long will it take to adopt?
There are two stages in the adoption process: pre-placement and post-placement. Pre-placement describes the time before the child enters your home, while post-placement refers to the time after. There is a pre-placement waiting period for all adoptions. The time frame, like the cost, varies depending on the type of child being adopted.
How will I know if my baby is safe with someone else?
Adoption agencies set standards for adoptive parents that gives assurance that a child placed in an adoptive home will be safe.
What is the average cost of adopting a child?
The costs depend on the type of adoption and the length of time it takes to adopt your child.
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