Phoenix Adoption Attorneys With a Passion for Helping Families
The process of adopting a child presents unique legal requirements that vary greatly from other practice areas of law. Our firm is prepared to meet these requirements to make the adoption process seamless and rewarding. Adoption is life-changing because you, as the adoptive parent, have taken a pledge to improve the life of a child. That’s why choosing the right adoption attorney is one of the most important steps a Phoenix, Arizona, adoptive family can take.
Do You Know Everything You Need to About the Process?
Our adoption attorneys work to be sure your child’s adoption is thoroughly complete and legally binding. We work alongside the Department of Child Safety as well as with foster care facilities. We have experience with private adoptions and can provide legal guidance and counsel for those interested in using a private firm or family. Whatever the process of your adoption, our family law lawyers will work to ensure you are supported and advocated for.
Adoption is best defined as the legal process of becoming a child’s parent. According to Phoenix, Arizona, law, when you adopt a child you assume every right and responsibility of a biological parent. An adoptive parent is legally required to provide a safe and supportive home for their child and must make important medical, financial, and social decisions for them as well.
Why Do You Need an Adoption Attorney?
Adopting a child is a journey that ends with a beautiful reward. A child is a gift. Arizona Family Law Attorneys are proud to help families through the adoption process because we commend the commitment you’ve chosen to uphold as a prospective adoptive parent.
Working with a Maricopa County adoption attorney is the best way to fully understand the scope of the adoption process. Adoption attorneys will answer every question you have and take the time to attentively discuss any concerns on your mind. You deserve to rest assured and even enjoy the process of adopting a child. Our team will help every step of the way, so you can focus on quality time with your new family.
How Can an Adoption Lawyer Help Me?
For those considering adopting a child through foster care, you must undergo the process in conjunction with the Arizona Department of Child Safety and the Office of Licensing and Regulation. There, of course, are many steps that must be taken to adopt a child legally. Arizona Family Law Attorneys helps liaise with the Arizona Department of Child Safety and the Office of Licensing and Regulation to help parents better understand the adoption process, so they are educated enough to make the right legal decisions. In Phoenix, Arizona, the foster home adoption process can be lengthy and intricate. Some adoptions can take up to a year to be finalized. Our adoption attorneys will walk you and your family through the adoption process to be sure the best interest of the child is always upheld.
Foster home adoptions are best completed with the help of a family law attorney that’s local to your area and understands the complexities of your state’s adoption laws. We support every individual that is seeking to adopt a foster child, even “kinship foster parents,” which are family members who legally adopt members of their family. The nuances of adoption law apply differently to different people. This is why it’s crucial to use an adoption lawyer to ensure the best outcome.
Should I Hire an Adoption Lawyer To Help With the Adoption Process?
Adoption can mean assuming legal guardianship of a child you’re related to, but it can also mean using an agency to find a child eligible to be adopted. A benefit to working with an adoption attorney is that your attorney can assist in finding an adoption agency and can liaise with the agency on your behalf. This simplifies the adoption process in many ways and often eases the burden on prospective parents. There are complicated matters that the adoption agency may be unfit to handle. An adoption attorney is well-versed in every aspect of adoption law and can employ a network of resources to handle any discrepancy, in partnership with the adoption agency.
What Does It Take to Do an Independent Adoption?
If you opt to not use an adoption agency, you can pursue an independent adoption with the guidance of a qualified attorney. An independent adoption has a different set of requirements than working with an agency, so it’s wise to team up with a lawyer to ensure you’re meeting every state and federal demand.
An adoption attorney is a legal professional skilled in navigating the field of adoption law. Whatever your concerns may be, a family law lawyer in Phoenix can help. There are many necessary legal documents that must be compiled and filed to complete the adoption application process. A lawyer will help source these documents and ensure that you have everything submitted thoroughly and on time.
An adoption attorney with stand beside you in court for all necessary adoption proceedings. We will advocate on your behalf to demonstrate your aptitude as a potential adoptive parent.
How Are Private Adoptions Different?
Our Phoenix adoption attorneys are also capable of facilitating private adoptions for those interested in doing so. Private adoptions are sometimes also referred to as an independent adoption. Private adoption agencies work with your attorney to mediate the process. There are a different set of terms and conditions that accompany adopting a child privately versus doing so through a foster agency or kinship adoption. All prospective private adoption parents must undergo a home study, according to Phoenix, Arizona, law. It’s best to connect with a qualified adoption lawyer who is well versed in this practice area because he or she can help with these specific state and local mandates. Your adoption lawyer will work to ensure the private adoption agency is legally and ethically facilitating the adoption and that the child’s best interest is being upheld. At Arizona Family Law Attorneys, we believe anyone who dreams of adopting a child deserves to have that dream come to fruition.
Are Adoption Laws Difficult To Understand?
Our adoption lawyers will guide you through Arizona State’s specific adoption laws and requirements. This is crucial to your understanding of the process and helps make the adoption journey seamless and easily navigable for you and your loved ones. We will communicate all applicable regulations early on, to determine how they will affect your specific case and how they apply to you and your family.
Arizona Family Law Attorneys is proud to support prospective adoptive parents on their journey to starting or extending their family. We promise to stay by your side every step of the way. We pledge to give parents from Maricopa County and all across the state of Arizona the quickest and most stress-free adoption process we can. We know family comes first, and our goal is to give you the most free time to spend with your loved ones, while we handle the rest.
We Want To Help
Both private adoption and foster care adoptions require legal approval of your capability to be a safe parent. All prospective adoptive parents must pass a background check and have no felonies on their criminal record. You must be legally determined to be in strong mental health standing as well as socially stable enough to be present in the child’s life and able to provide for them financially. An adoption lawyer will stand alongside you in court and defend your ability to parent.
Arizona Family Law Attorneys adoption lawyers in Phoenix will help source all necessary documentation required to prove your eligibility to parents.
We can help. Call us at (480) 448-0608. By assuming the majority of the legwork, our adoption lawyers help make the process smooth and painless so you can focus on what means the most to you — your family.