Adoption is a process that creates a legal parent-child relationship. It is usually a happy event for the child and adoptive parents. There are a variety of scenarios in which adoption can occur.

Sometimes a new parent does not feel prepared to care for a child and will voluntarily give their child up for adoption in the hopes of giving the child a better life. An adoption agency will usually act as an intermediary in these cases. There are a number of statutory protections for the biological parents, including a requirement to attend counseling before relinquishing their parental rights.

In other circumstances, foster parents or family members may wish to adopt a child they have been caring for after the death of the child’s biological parents or a court termination of their rights. There is often financial assistance available to assist with the cost of the adoption in these situations.

Additionally, a stepparent may wish to adopt a stepchild. This usually occurs when the other biological parent has abandoned the child, or wishes to give up his or her parental rights.

We can assist with an adoption in any of these situations.

Contact us Today by calling (317) 244-7650 or by using the contact form for all of your adoption law needs.

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