Adoption is an exciting journey that can also be difficult and frustrating. Some people choose to adopt because they cannot have children or their own. Sometimes a stepparent who has been a parent to their spouse’s child is ready and willing to take on the role of parent legally, as well as in practice. No matter the reason, adoption is an active choice to choose and accept a child into a new family relationship. Adoption is a change to the legal status of the relationship between two or more people. It creates a parent/child relationship legally where one does not exist biologically.
Adoptions have an enormous impact on the biological and adoptive parents, as well as the child(ren). Because of this, Jennifer Gastelum Law believes that adoption cases should be handled with the utmost care and precision.
Because adoption changes the legal relationship of children and adults, the choice you make in an attorney is an important one. You should be confident that the family law team you have chosen is able to handle all of the paperwork, hearings, and background legal (and social) work necessary to ensure your adoption goes as smoothly as possible, whatever form of adoption you have chosen.
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