Expanding Your Family Through Adoption? Our Firm Is Here To Help.
Are you looking to add to your family? Do you want to provide a better life for an orphaned child? Winnie A. Bates, Attorney at Law, offers representation in all aspects of family law, including adoptions. We’ll be sure you understand the entire legal process from the beginning stages of paperwork to court hearings and finally bringing your new child home. We provide legal assistance that focuses on the best interests of your family and the child.
We Are Ready To Guide You Through Nearly Any Type Of Adoption
Adoption can be one of the most selfless and loving acts you can do for a child. We’ll provide the support you need for all types of adoption, including:
- Private adoption
- Relative adoption
- Stepparent adoption
- Open adoption
- Grandparent adoption
Attorney Bates will make sure all your paperwork is in order for the adoption process.
The Sometimes-Difficult Step Of Terminating Parental Rights
Children can only have one set of legal parents. In many cases, the default will be the child’s biological parents. For adoption to occur, the parental rights of one or both legal parents must be terminated. If these rights are surrendered voluntarily (which is often the case when a newborn is being put up for adoption), the process is easy and straightforward. However, it becomes more difficult in some cases of stepparent adoption. The stepparent cannot adopt their stepchild unless the second biological parent’s rights are terminated. Sometimes, the second parent will not agree to give up their parental rights. In other cases, they cannot be located.
Regardless of the situation you are facing, our firm can advise you of your options and help you seek a solution, including (but not limited to) asking a court to involuntarily terminate the parental rights of the absent or unfit parent.
Get Your Questions Answered During An Initial Consultation
Winnie A. Bates, Attorney at Law, is located in Round Rock and serves clients throughout the surrounding areas of Texas. Call 512-877-6255 today to schedule a consultation with an adoption lawyer. You can also reach out online.