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Galveston County Adoption Attorney

Hitchcock adoption lawyer for private and foreign adoptions

Galveston Adoption Lawyer Serving Galveston County

Adopting a child can be one of the most selfless, compassionate, and rewarding decisions that a person may make during their lifetime. Many children throughout the world are in need of loving homes and supportive environments where they can grow up successfully, and adoption can allow them to live the best lives possible. Those who are looking to adopt a child in order to build a family, provide a home to someone who is in need, or establish new family relationships will want to make sure they take the correct steps during this process. They can do so by working with a family law attorney who has experience addressing these matters and helping families establish strong bonds.

At Daniel R. Bacalis, P.C., we believe in helping families build relationships that ensure that parents will have the resources to provide for their children's needs. Whether you are looking to adopt a child through an adoption agency or private agreement, are planning to bring an adoptive child to the United States from another country, want to formally adopt your stepchild, or need to determine how to proceed with any other matters involving adoption, we can provide you with legal guidance and representation. We will help you complete all of your requirements and address any obstacles you may encounter, with the goal of creating lasting, loving relationships between you, your adoptive child, and other family members.

Legal Help in Multiple Types of Adoption Cases

Adopting a child can be a complex legal process, and in these cases, courts will be looking to protect the child's best interests, as well as the rights of their biological parents or other family members who may be involved in their lives. To ensure that all legal requirements will be met during this process, it is essential to work with an attorney who has an understanding of the applicable laws and experience assisting with these types of cases. Our firm can provide representation in a wide variety of matters related to adoption, including:

  • Stepparent adoptions - The most common types of adoption cases involve situations where a person who has married a spouse who already has a child wishes to become that child's legal parent. While these cases are often straightforward, they can sometimes become complicated, especially if the child's other biological parent does not want to give up their parental rights.
  • Private or agency adoptions - Prospective parents may seek to adopt a child through the foster care system, a private adoption agency, or an agreement with the child's birth parents. In these situations, the parties involved may need to determine whether they will have an open adoption in which the child will maintain a relationship with one or both biological parents or a closed adoption in which the identities of the parents and child will be kept confidential.
  • International adoptions - When adopting a child from a foreign country, parents will need to follow all applicable laws to ensure the child will be issued a Texas birth certificate and be recognized as a citizen of the United States.
  • Interfamily adoptions - In cases where a child's parents have died or cannot provide the necessary childcare, another person may seek to establish guardianship for the child, which will provide them with the ability to make important decisions and ensure that the child's ongoing needs will be met. In some cases, family members such as grandparents, aunts, or uncles may formally adopt the child, ensuring that they will be able to serve in a parental role on a permanent basis.

Contact Our La Marque Adoption Attorney

Our law firm can make sure you complete all of your legal requirements when adopting a child, and we will work to protect the rights of all parties involved in your case. Contact us today by calling 409-392-1511 and arranging a free consultation. We assist with adoptions and related family law matters in League City, Galveston, Brazoria County, Galveston County, Dickinson, La Marque, Hitchcock, and Texas City.

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