Sometimes children grow in your heart and not in your or your partner’s body. In times like these, emotions run high, and you likely have many questions regarding the legal process of adoption. We are here to help you understand the law, make sure all requirements are complete, and make your adoption dreams come true.
Having an experienced California adoption attorney by your side through the adoption process can make the process go faster and ensure you are doing everything you need to do. Far too many parents have traveled this road alone only to face additional challenges, delays, and sometimes heartbreak. When you hire one of our attorneys, you can be assured that we will do everything possible to make this process go smoothly.
California law addresses several types of adoption, including:
Through adoption, the adopted child becomes the legal child of the adopting parent(s). Once an adoption is complete, the parents are responsible for providing support and care for the child, as well as a proper education. When a legal adoption is complete, the birth parents no longer have parental duties or responsibility for the child.
The Petition for Adoption will not be granted unless the overseeing judge is confident that the finalized adoption is in the best interest of the child. The judge does not consider if the adoption will be beneficial to the birth parents, the adoptive parents, or any other parties. Their only concern is the well-being of the child
In California, a child can only be placed for adoption by one or both of the child’s birth parents or a licensed adoption agency. It is a misdemeanor for any other party to place the child. This makes it a crime for even doctors or a California adoption attorney to choose adoptive parents.
No matter what type of adoption you are pursuing, adoption is always a significant legal process. It requires important paperwork and the skill of someone who is legally trained to help those desiring to grow their families. When you make a commitment to adopt a child, you need to maintain careful compliance with adoption laws, which can vary between states. These laws can also change rapidly. Not adhering to adoption laws and regulations can cause a delay in your adoption or even bring the process to an end. With your investment of time, money, and emotions, you need a California adoption lawyer to ensure that your investments were worth it.
Going through the process of any type of adoption can be exciting, frustrating, and stressful at the same time. At Miranda, Magden & Miranda, LLP, we know that our clients not only need world-class legal representation to protect their interests, but they also need compassion and understanding. Our attorneys are known for providing both. We practice in the counties of Monterey, Santa Cruz, San Benito, and Santa Clara. Contact us to schedule your private consultation and learn how we can help.
If you have questions regarding adoption, our experienced Family Law attorneys at Miranda, Magden & Miranda may be able to help. We serve clients across Monterey, Santa Cruz, San Benito, Santa Clara, and Alameda counties and help them with their family law issues. Call the office or contact us today to speak with a family law attorney about your adoption matters.
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