Adopting a child is one of the most exciting times for a family but it can also be a challenging and confusing process. The Reece Law Firm can help guide you and your family through this complex process. We work with individuals and couples of all backgrounds and are experienced in several types of adoptions. We are familiar with the court process and have a good reputation among the courts and court personnel for our efficiency in handling adoptions.
Our Houston adoption lawyer provides services that are catered to the needs of our clients, so whether you are adopting a foster child, stepchild, taking over for a friend or family member who may have been unable to properly care for the child, our office will provide you with step by step legal counsel to ease the process and make your dreams of adoption a reality.
An adoption is a legal arrangement where parental rights are transferred from the natural or birth parents to the adoptive parents. The adoptive parents then become legally responsible for the child they adopt and obtain all legal parental rights with regard to the child, as if the child were biologically born to them. After the adoption is finalized, the adoptive parents are the only parents recognized by the law, and they have the same rights and responsibilities as any other parents.
Texas law mandates that certain requirements be met before an adoption can be finalized. The Texas Family Code requires that the child must have lived with the proposed adoptive parent for at least six months. The potential adoptive parents must participate in several hours of parenting skills classes, as well as pass a background check.
We partner alongside you as you aim to start or grow your family through adoption.
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