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Adoption & Termination of Parental Rights

Adoption Attorney - Phoenix AZ

At the Phoenix law firm of Lasiter & Jackson, our attorneys help stepparents understand and navigate the adoption process. If you need legal or practical advice about the steps you need to take to adopt your spouse’s child, contact one of our lawyers.

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Our lawyers advise you on what to expect at every stage of the adoption process and help you overcome any obstacles along the way. We can help you through the home study and background check and advise you as to whether or not any problems are likely to arise.

The hardest part of stepparent adoption can be finding the child’s other biological parent to terminate his or her parental rights. We can assist in locating that parent or finding alternate ways of proceeding in the adoption process. A petition for termination of parental rights (TPR) will need to be filed in court before an adoption can occur. It will be necessary to show a reason for the termination, such as abandonment of the child or unfitness as a parent.

Experienced Assistance With Termination of Parental Rights and Stepparent Adoptions

Because we have a great deal of experience with the termination (severance) of parental rights, we can usually make an accurate assessment of your chances before we even start the case. In a case where a biological parent is willing and able to maintain a significant relationship with his or her child, we will advise you about other ways to secure your own relationship with your stepchild.

For additional information about our ability to provide dependable advice to stepparents interested in adoption, contact a family law attorney at Lasiter & Jackson in Phoenix, Arizona.

Navigating the intricate landscape of adoption can be an emotionally charged and legally complex process. At Lasiter and Jackson Law, we understand the significance of adopting a child into your family, and we are here to help you every step of the way. Hiring an experienced Arizona adoption attorney can provide you with invaluable support and guidance, ensuring that your adoption journey is as smooth and successful as possible. Here are some of the key ways our team can assist you in the adoption process.

  • Child Protective Services and Birth Parents – One of the primary benefits of enlisting the services of an adoption attorney is their ability to liaise with agencies such as Child Protective Services and work closely with birth parents. These agencies play a vital role in child placements and the adoption process. An adoption attorney can help you navigate the complexities of dealing with these entities, ensuring that all legal requirements are met and that the best interests of the child are upheld.
  • Understanding the Indian Child Welfare Act – For those considering Indian child adoption, it’s crucial to understand the Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA). An experienced adoption attorney, especially one versed in ICWA matters, can guide you through the specific regulations and requirements this act entails, ensuring that your adoption adheres to all applicable laws.
  • Private Adoption and Stepparent Adoption – Whether you’re exploring private adoption or stepparent adoption, having an adoption attorney by your side can make a significant difference. Private adoption often involves intricate legal paperwork and negotiations with birth parents or private adoption agencies. Stepparent adoption, on the other hand, requires addressing unique legal considerations. Our Arizona adoption attorneys have extensive experience in both private and stepparent adoption, making the process as efficient and stress-free as possible.
  • Legal Expertise at Every Step – From the initial consultation to the finalization of the adoption, an adoption attorney plays a pivotal role in ensuring that all legal requirements are met. They serve as a steadfast guide, helping you understand the adoption process, providing legal counsel, and assisting you in making well-informed decisions.
  • Connections with Licensed Adoption Agency – Lasiter and Jackson Law has established connections with licensed adoption agencies in the Phoenix and Arizona region. These partnerships can simplify the adoption process and provide you with access to a wide network of adoption resources, streamlining your journey towards becoming a legal parent.

When considering adoption, whether you’re an individual or a couple, our dedicated team of Phoenix adoption lawyers is here to provide you with the support and legal expertise you need. At Lasiter and Jackson Law, we are committed to helping you navigate the complexities of adoption and make your dream of expanding your family a reality. Contact an experienced Arizona adoption lawyer at our firm to schedule an Arizona adoption orientation and take the first step towards welcoming a child into your loving home.

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