Adoption

Many Texans are parents because they decided to adopt a child in need. Adoption is an important option for both the children and people who wish to become adoptive parents. It is included under Texas Family Law regulations. There are many requirements that adoptive parents must meet, including age, income and their ability to provide a safe and supportive environment for the children they want to care for as their own. A home study is also required before you are allowed to adopt a child.

Harris Cook, LLP, Family Law Attorney

Our Harris Cook, LLP, Family Law Attorneys serve many people who wish to adopt a child or give up a child to adoptive parents. We help people to prepare for applications for Adoption, and we know the rules that must be met for approval. We can do background checks for you,
conduct investigations and provide complete legal support for your efforts to adopt.

There are many reasons why children enter the system and are available for adoption by people other than parents or relatives. Some have been abused; others are unwanted by their own parents for a variety of reasons. If parents are not able to properly care for children, they may want to provide better opportunities for those children by placing them up for foster care or adoption.

Texas Child Adoption

Texas cares about children; this is easy to see when you look at the attention given to Adoption. In 2007, Texas began a new incentive to encourage adoptions by naming the Saturday before Thanksgiving Day in November as its official Adoption Day. Texas child adoptions doubled over the past decade, up from 2,512 in 2004 to 5,149 in 2014.

This state program is a wonderful success, generating approximately one-fifth of all Texas adoptions during the month of November. Despite those impressive numbers, there are many more children in need of adoption. At of the end of September 2014, there were 6,596 children available for adoption in Texas foster care.

Texas Family Law Attorney

If you want to adopt a child or are pregnant and believe adoption is the best alternative for your expected child, get legal advice and representation from one of the experienced Harris Cook, LLP, Family Law Attorneys before you make any decisions. There are many issues to consider when you are attempting an adoption; we understand the complexities of adoption services and state laws that apply to this important alternative method for providing for children.

Harris Cook, LLP - Arlington, Mansfield & Flower Mound, TX

To discuss Adoption with a legal professional in confidence, contact the Harris Cook, LLP, offices in Arlington, TX, Mansfield or Flower Mound. Call us now, at 817-789-6842.