The process of child adoption can often be a long and arduous journey, fraught with various complications and hoops to jump through. That's why it's important that you work with an experienced adoption attorney who understands all of the laws and regulations that apply to your specific situation. And since state adoption laws can always vary from state to state, you can't afford to hire just any attorney. You'll need one you can trust to walk you through the process and ensure that every last detail is addressed so that you can maximize your chances at success.

That's why at the Harris Law Firm, PLLC, we've been working with families in and around the Plano, Texas area to help sort through the complicated details in an effort to help move adoption cases successfully forward. When cases are handled properly, the end result can be one of the most rewarding and wonderful experiences life has to offer. That's why, in an effort to help anyone who is considering adoption, I'm here to not only offer my legal services, but to also act as a resource for adoption information that could be useful for you and your family.

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What are some basic Texas adoption laws that I should be aware of?

As mentioned before, state adoption laws can always vary from state to state. That's why it's important that you understand the adoption laws and regulations that not only apply to your specific situation, but also the area where you plan to adopt. Texas adoption laws allow for just about any adult to adopt a child, but there can be certain situation-specific stipulations that apply. If you're looking to adopt a child, you should take into account the following:

  • Any child can be adopted in the state of Texas, however, any child over the age of 12 must provide consent.
  • Any adult in Texas can adopt a child, with no specific age limit. However, individual adoption professionals may have their own age requirements to adopt in Texas.
  • A married individual must adopt the child along with their spouse. This also applies to any couples who are separated, but not legally divorced.
  • Texas statutes do not prohibit adoption by a same-sex couple, nor do they prohibit same-sex second-parent adoptions.
  • Any prospective parent looking to adopt must be approved by a Texas adoption home study. This includes performing a Texas criminal background check, multiple home visits, in-person interviews, and other qualifications.
  • While adoption laws in Texas attempt to provide virtually anyone the right to adopt, all prospective parents will have to meet the individual adoption requirements of the adoption professional they choose to work with, as well as any additional requirements for the type of adoption they are pursuing -- be it a domestic or international adoption.

Put My Experience On Your Side

Ultimately, there can be a lot of requirements that need to be met before your adoption case can move forward. That's why I've been working for over a decade to help families around the Plano area with a variety of different adoption matters. I understand all of the necessary details that need to be addressed so that together, we can try to move your case forward as quickly and efficiently as possible. If you're looking for experienced, professional help with your adoption case, call the Harris Law Firm, PLLC today and let's get your case moving in the right direction.

Family Law and Adoption Attorney in Plano, Texas

The process of adoption can be long and stressful, and while Texas adoption laws can be complex, you don’t have to face this process alone. Ronda E. Harris has been working with families throughout the Plano, Texas area to help navigate the process of adoption since 2004. If you’re looking for help with your adoption case, contact the Harris Law Firm, PLLC today.