Providing a home for children in need.
One of the greatest occupations a person can have is being a parent. If you are looking to adopt a child in the state of Texas, it is in your best interest to have a legal representative on your side to help expedite the process and to ensure that all documents are properly filed.
We provide representation in cases involving:
- Stepparent and foster parent adoption
- Public and private adoption
- Termination of parental rights
Parental Rights & Children
A child cannot be adopted in Texas before the parental rights of the birth parents have been terminated. Parental rights can be terminated either voluntarily or involuntarily. The most simple and straightforward of these is the voluntary termination. A voluntary termination occurs when a birth parent executes an "Affidavit of Voluntary Relinquishment of Parental Rights". After approval by the Judge, the child will be eligible for adoption.
The involuntary termination is harder to achieve, because Texas considers the parent-child relationship to be inviolate. Nonetheless, involuntary terminations can occur under the circumstances that are set forth in the Texas Family Code. In very broad, general terms, these circumstances can include:
- Abandonment of the child;
- Knowingly permitting the child to remain in conditions that are dangerous;
- Engaging in conduct that is dangerous to the child;
- Knowingly placing the child with others who engage in dangerous conduct with the child;
- The biological parent or parents is unable to provide a stable environment for the child
Our firm also represents individuals who are fighting to maintain their parental rights. If the court is trying to strip you of your parental rights, you need to retain legal counsel immediately to represent your best interests.
It’s Not Too Late, Contact Us Today
Adoption cases are complex, extremely personal, and should be handled with care. We are eager to provide you with individualized quality legal representation. Let our team sit down with you to discuss your case and provide you with the knowledge, guidance, and compassion that you deserve.
"One of the greatest occupations a person can have is being a parent."