Help for Hopeful Houston Foster/Adopt Families!
Attorney Tonya D. Jones; A Caring Family Lawyer
Adoption is as popular in Houston for forging full & complete family units as it is anywhere else in Texas. If you’re in need of legal help for an adoption related matter, whether it be a step-parent adoption or a private adoption, Jones Law, PLLC will provide the guidance you’ll need to avoid common pitfalls and unnecessary hurdles.
To talk with an attorney about your case today, you can reach our law office 24/7 by calling us by phone at 832-230-4210.
The Adoption Concept Explained
The purpose of adoption, as a legal tool of the state, is to create a way for children to find loving, caring, and nurturing homes.
Although adoption is a wonderful option for people looking to adopt babies and/or foster children, the process is wrought with complexities.
Having an experienced Houston adoption attorney on your side is essential for saving time, making progress, and finally, adopting a child. If you’re ready to start the process, don’t hesitate to reach out to Tonya Jones, an experienced Texas child adoption attorney in Harris County.
Schedule your 100% confidential consultation today, by calling 832-230-4210.
Hoping to Adopt a Baby and/or Foster Child?
An Experienced Houston, Texas Adoption Attorney Can Help
At Jones Law, PLLC we provide excellent legal services to our clients which entails legal representation for multiple forms of Texas adoptions, help with the paperwork, protection of your rights, and assistance with completing some of the other requirements associated with adopting a baby, child, or older minor.
Transferring parental rights in Texas, or creating them, requires the successful completion of a number of complicated legal steps. (See “Texas Adoption Requirements” below.)
Attorney Tonya D. Jones, our firm’s founder and lead attorney, has the experience you’ll need on your side to make the adoption process as seamless as possible.
In our experience, we’ve seen others contend with complications that couldn’t be predicted, but that could have been avoided, had their case been in the hands of experienced counsel.
If you’re looking for an experienced attorney in Houston to discuss your options for adopting a child with, Attorney Tonya D. Jones is here to help. We’re ready to answer your call anytime of the day or night. Our phone number is 832-230-4210.
Types of Adoption Representation We Provide
In the State of Texas, if you’re the stepparent of a child you have legal standing to file for adoption of that child or children. Stepparent adoptions are one of the most different forms of adoption as the stepparent generally knows the child, the parent, and has shared residency with one or both of them as an immediate family member for a lengthy period of time.
With this form of adoption the process can be streamlined as it’s mainly a way to establish a legal relationship for an already-existing family unit. However, it shouldn’t be assumed that their won’t be or aren’t complications with the stepparent-adoption process. By working with Attorney Tonya D. Jones or another experienced child adoption lawyer in Houston, you’ll save time, avoid complications, and stay on the best path to making your family 100% whole.
This method of adopting a child is highly complex, and complicated for inexperienced petitioners and would-be litigants. There are a number of lawfully required processes that must be followed or the attempt will fail. If you’re considering adopting a baby or a child via private adoption, you’ll make the process a lot less complicated with Attorney Tonya D. Jones as your chief counsel or another skilled family law attorney in Houston that’s familiar with Texas law & family code as it relates to adoption.
With private adoption cases the biological parent(s) have a say in which family will be allowed to adopt their child. Parents who are hoping to adopt may also be able to choose the birth mother.
Attorney Tonya D. Jones recommends that both the biological parents and the adopting parents have legal representation. You all have rights and need-to-know information to be made aware of.
The private adoption process provides the best benefit for the child. It keeps them out of the troubled foster-care system and from being under the care of the State of Texas for lengthy periods of time.
Texas Adoption Requirements
Some of the Processes that Must be Finalized
As previously mentioned, the State of Texas has number of requirements for families hoping to add an adopted child to their fold. Also, there are a number of processes which doesn’t involve the applicant-family which are mainly related to the previous parent(s)/guardian(s). Some of which, we’ve listed below.
- Termination of parental rights by the previous parent.
- Filing a Petition for Name Change
- A visit to the home of the adopting family may be required, with immediate family members present.
- Adopting families must provide background information, and have lifestyle conducive to raising a child.
- The State of Texas may also ask for proof via financial documentation that the family is financial stable.
- The State of Texas may ask for a number of references which will require relatives and non-relatives.
- Applicants must pass criminal background checks, and family neglect/abuse related screenings.
For a comprehensive overview of adopting/foster family requirements contact Attorney Tonya D. Jones at 832-230-4210 or visit the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services.
Ready to Start the Adoption Process?
Contact Attorney Tonya D. Jones Today!
When you call our office, you’ll likely speak directly to Attorney Tonya D. Jones, an esteemed lawyer and respected litigant at the Harris County Family Law Center. We’ll be ready to schedule a time to meet with you or to discuss your options for adding a child to your family.
Although we have excellent work ethic and maintain the highest level of professionalism with our clients, we also have the experience, skill, wisdom and knowledge-of-process to efficiently and effectively help you achieve your goal of adopting or fostering a child.
If the adoption process isn’t correctly executed, it can fail, or, in other words, be subject to an invalidation declaration by the court.
If you’re ready to talk with Attorney Tonya D. Jones, start the process and take action, call our office immediately at 832-230-4210.