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.
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.
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.
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) 268-9393. 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.