Adoption is the method by which a child or adult can become a legitimate member of another family. Once the judge signs the order of adoption, the adoptive parents now have the same rights and duties toward the child as if the child were born to them; likewise, the adopted child receives the same rights as any child naturally born, such as to receive child support and to inherit from both adoptive parents.
There are many types of adoption, including open adoption, readoption of foreign born children, and step-parent adoption. Adoption is a complex process that involves many legal steps and documents, including termination of the parental rights of the biological parents. Obtaining caring and competent legal advice from the moment you decide to adopt or to place a child up for adoption is essential for a smooth transition for you and the child.
At the Law Office of Dianne Zomper, we have the compassion and expert skills to guide you through the adoption process from start to finish. Contact Dianne Zomper today for your private free consultation. 713-960-9696