Helping you and your family navigate the adoption process in Texas
Assisting clients through the adoption process is one of the most rewarding parts of being a family lawyer. The joy of bringing a loving family and child together through adoption is unparalleled, for both the clients and the attorney alike.
Although the journey is an exciting one, the legal procedures can often be difficult, confusing, and emotionally draining. This is where The Stout Law Firm, P.L.L.C. in steps in.
Our Houston adoption attorneys are committed to ensuring the adoption process is as seamless as possible for you and your family.
Adoption Procedures in Texas
In Texas, the law requires families to undergo significant processes prior to any adoption being finalized. This includes termination of parental rights, petitions, and final approvals related to a child’s name change.
Families interested in adopting a child must provide information about their background and lifestyle. Some of the procedures include:
- Criminal background checks.
- Abuse and/or neglect background checks.
- Home visits (with all members of the family present).
- Collection of references from relatives and non-relatives.
- Collection of documentation proving the family is financially stable.
For more information about the adoption procedures in Texas, please visit the website of the Texas Adoption Resource Exchange (TARE) to find children awaiting adoption in Texas.
Ready to Adopt? Contact Angela Stout.
Interested in adopting a child in Texas? Contact The Stout Law Firm, P.L.L.C. to discuss options available to you as you seek to expand your family.
Angela A. Stout is an experienced adoption lawyer practicing in Houston, Texas. She possesses the skills and expertise necessary to properly guide you through the process of adoption and our adoption attorneys work to ensure that you are able to avoid any legal pitfalls which could result in expensive delays or worse, halt the process altogether.