Adoptions are the favorite area of family law for the attorneys at Jorgeson Pittman LLP. We have helped numerous clients from many parts of the state add to their family through various adoption avenues.
When partners or spouses in a same-sex relationship have a child, usually only one of the parents shares genetics with the child. Despite the biology involved, every child is better served by having two loving and legal parents. The attorneys at Jorgeson Pittman LLP have helped LGBT parents across the state complete the second parent adoption process, allowing both the biological and non-biological parent to be legal (and equal) parents under Texas law.
If you or your spouse have a child from a prior relationship, and you would like the other spouse to leally adopt that child, it may be possible for the step parent to become the legal parent (and even have his or her name added to the child’s birth certificate). If you are interested in step parent adoption, the attorneys at Jorgeson Pittman LLP can discuss your legal options.
Many couples and single individuals decide to adopt a child from domestic and international locations. If you are interested in adopting a child, Jorgeson Pittman LLP can help you understand the legal requirements, the process, and the costs involved.
Many foster parents or family members find themselves with unanswered questions about the possibility of adopting a child placed in their home by CPS. Jorgeson Pittman LLP has attorneys who have worked with foster parents and family members in this situation, and can represent individuals or couples interested in adopting a child that is involved in a CPS case.