Adoption Attorney in Round Rock, Texas

How can a family law attorney assist in an adoption?

Austin, TX family law attorney Tyler Pennington explains how a family law attorney assists in an adoption.

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you have termination of parental rights
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which has to happen before an adoption
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can take place
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so if you have say a grandparent a third
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party that’s not related to the child
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that wishes to adopt a child the first
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step is you have to determine
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whether
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the parents rights still exist and in
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order for somebody to adopt the
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biological parents rights or the alleged
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parents rights have to be terminated and
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so i have dealt with child protective
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services cases where i represent third
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parties family members where i also
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represent parents where there’s
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termination cases pending and so i’ve
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dealt with that piece of it and then the
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next step of the adoption is is
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finalizing the adoption the home study
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ensuring that the court understands the
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adoption is in the best interest of the
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child
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and from a personal experience i have
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adopted two of my own children and so i
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have personally as an attorney
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been through
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an adoption process as a parent and i
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understand that it’s it’s overwhelming
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there’s a lot of paperwork there’s a lot
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of
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questions it’s a very it can be a very
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lengthy process and a very confusing
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process
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and even as somebody that’s board
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certified in family law you know as a
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client i found myself getting anxious
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and and wondering what’s going to happen
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next and whether it’s going to happen or
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not and so i completely understand from
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an individual’s perspective about
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having an attorney that has
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professionally dealt with it the
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termination side as well as the adoption
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side and personally dealt with it can be
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a huge huge
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benefit in your corner
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and so that’s how we can help here
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in the adoption process

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