Adoption is the legal process that gives all the rights, privileges, duties and obligations of a child to adoptive parents who are not the child’s birth parents. Once the Order of Adoption is signed at a finalization hearing, the relationship between the adopted child and the adoptive parent is as though the child had been born to the adoptive parent.
In Arizona, we often see adoptions take place by step-parents looking to adopt their step-children or grandparents adopting their grandchildren. Other scenarios include couples who cannot have children of their own or who are choosing to adopt a child to better society.
Crider Law will provide the representation you need to complete a successful adoption. We work with both birth parents and adoptive parents to help make the process as simple as possible. Our goal is to focus on the procedures and legal matters so you can focus on the experience of growing your family.
Below are some of the processes we can provide help with:
- Adoption certification
- Representation during petition process
- Gaining consent from natural parents
- Termination of parental rights
- Defending parental rights
- Selection of adoptive parent(s)
Having a knowledgeable and compassionate family adoption attorney on your side can make all the difference as you work to complete the adoption process. Because some adoptions include specific processes that rely on timing and the understanding of the law, it’s important to have someone on your side ready to work for you.
If you’re considering adoption or have questions about the process, give Crider Law a call today to set up your initial free consultation.