Adoption is the legal process by which a person becomes the legal parent of an existing child. Adoption laws vary widely by state.
Adopting can cover a wide range of circumstances, from international adoptions to private adoptions. A grandparent, relative or stepparent may adopt a child under a variety of circumstances.
Adoption can be a long, complicated, an expensive legal process. A local adoption attorney in Dallas County, Texas focused on family law cases can help the aspiring parents through the process, including dealing with adoption agencies.
Dallas Bar Lawyer Referral Service - The Dallas Bar Association operates a non-profit Lawyer Referral Service (LRS) that helps the public find a qualified attorney throughout Dallas and the surrounding areas in Plano County and Collins County, Texas. The Lawyer Referral Service requires a $20 consultation fee for a referral to a local attorney experienced in the needed practice area. In exchange for the $20 consultation fee you can receive a 30 minute consultation an attorney serving on the appropriate panel of the LRS.