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Pearland Adoption Attorney

Do you want to adopt a child?

If you are looking for professional, dedicated legal representation in your adoption case, you will receive the same level of representation of a big, expensive law firm but at a much lower cost. We understand how important it is to be meticulous and precise, and to pay attention to the smallest details in an adoption case, which is the exact type of representation you can expect from our firm.

Our lawyers are board-certified in family law and are legally considered "specialists" in family law. Our attorneys have been recognized by some of the most prestigious organizations in the nation, including Avvo and H Texas Magazine.

Information on Adoption in Texas

In order for an adoption to be finalized, the parental rights of at least one of the birth parents must be terminated by the court. Once this is completed, a petition for adoption must be filed with the court. If the petitioner is married, both spouses will need to be on the petition.

Other requirements include:

  • The child typically must live with the adoptive parents for at least six months.
  • An ad litem may be appointed for the child.
  • A criminal history check for the adoptive parents must be performed.
  • A health, social, education, and genetic history report must be prepared for the child, with the exception of stepparent adoptions.

Once the above steps are completed, a court hearing will be held to determine if the adoption is in the child's best interests.

How are a birth parent's rights terminated?

The parental rights of a birth parent can be terminated by: 1) a voluntary relinquishment by the birth parent signing an affidavit giving up their rights, 2) an alleged father's failing to register with the state's paternity registry, or 3) an involuntary termination where the court terminates a parent-child relationship because it is in the child's best interests.

Beginning the Adoption Process

Adoption can be a wonderful, life-changing procedure that brings families together and enriches the lives of all involved. If you and the child's birth parents have agreed to an adoptive placement, or if you want to commence a stepparent or other family adoption, We urge you to contact our office for assistance.

As your Pearland adoption attorneys, we will answer all of your questions, explain your rights under the law and ensure that no stone goes unturned during the adoption process.

Why Choose Us?

  • Over 100 Years of Combined Legal Experience

  • Named One of the Top Family Law Firms in Houston by H Texas Magazine

  • 10/10 Avvo Rating

  • Attorney Slate Served in U.S. Military for 25 Years

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Please note, the attorneys at Slate & Associates, Attorneys at Law, are only licensed to practice in the state of Texas, and cannot assist with out-of-state cases.
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