Adoption Advocacy You Can Count On
One of the most gratifying aspects of family law is finding solutions for families and children. If you’re thinking about adopting a child and you have concerns or questions regarding adoption facts and adoption law, or if you need specific legal advice or legal help with a particular adoption process, call our experienced Orange County adoption attorneys at Law Office of David P. Schwarz as quickly as possible.
What is adoption? Legal adoption is the process where a person legally and fully assumes parenting responsibilities from the biological or legal parent or parents. Adoption is permanent. A good family law attorney can explain to you how to adopt and help you and your spouse to become adoptive parents with as little legal aggravation as possible. Adopting isn’t always easy in California, so it’s imperative to retain an adoption attorney’s services and advice from the very beginning of the process.
Finding The Solution That’s Right
When couples marry and one partner is already a parent, the other partner is often willing to adopt the child or children. If the other birth parent is still alive, that parent must agree, except in cases of abandonment. If the other parent has abandoned the child for more than a year, that parent’s consent to an adoption is not required. Adoption by a stepparent grants all legal parental rights and responsibilities. If you want to adopt your spouse’s child, call our firm promptly. If you face any legal obstacle in the adoption process, we are confident that we can find the solution that’s right for you and your family.
Committed To Families And Children
Our firm also helps couples who want to adopt independently or work through an adoption agency. We will protect your legal rights and see to it that you are satisfied with the terms of the adoption. Our founder, David P. Schwarz, works diligently on behalf of parents and prospective adoptive parents. To learn more about how we can help you, complete the contact form on this website or call us promptly at 949-296-4119.