Supporting you to grow your family
Adopting a child is one of the happiest and most rewarding moments in a person’s life. There may be lots of steps to take between making the decision and giving a child a new home, but we are here to support you all the way.
At GoransonBain Ausley we are pleased to have assisted many Austin couples with private adoptions. These have included stepparent adoptions, relative adoptions and adoptions between same-sex couples.
What does adopting a child in Texas involve?
Adoption can involve lots of complex legal issues. Things you will have to consider include:
- How and where the biological parent’s parental rights will come to an end.
- When and where to file for adoption.
- What expenses you can legally pay the birth mother.
Other complexities include, if the child is born in another state, how you will comply with that state’s adoption laws as well as those of the State of Texas. And you’ll also have to understand your rights and obligations while you have possession of the child and before the adoption is final.
Developing your adoption strategy
We understand that the legal side of adoption can seem intimidating. At GoransonBain Ausley you will have an experienced adoption attorney by your side throughout the process, walking you through it step by step.
We can help you compare the advantages and disadvantages of private adoptions versus going through an agency. Then we will assist you in creating an adoption strategy that is right for you, before providing all the legal and emotional support you need to extend your family.
Begin your adoption journey
Contact us to set up your initial adoption consultation and find out more about the legal requirements involved. We’re looking forward to helping you with this exciting journey.