Adoption Lawyer in San Luis Obispo
Santa Maria Family Law Attorney
Choosing to extend or create your family through adoption can be an amazing
journey for you and your family to embark on. No matter how your family
plans to adopt, The Law Offices of R. Morgan Holland, L.C. can help you
navigate your way through the legal process.
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Types of Adoption
If you and your family are looking to adopt, you should explore the different
types of adoption available to you before making your final decisions.
California provides families with several types of adoption options.
Step-parent adoptions are also a very common type of adoption, typically
done when the child is a minor.
- The psychological aspect which reinforces the “family” sentiment
that step-parent and child share
- And adoption order gives a step-parent the rights to sign for the child’s
schooling or medical needs
- Children will be able to inherit from the step-parent’s estate once
At The Law Offices of R. Morgan Holland, L.C. our San Luis Obispo
family lawyer also handles adoptions by a step-parent. As a step-parent, you
will need to convince the Department of Social Services in addition to
filing all relevant forms and attending your hearing.
Most adoptions that take place in California are independent adoptions.
In order to place a child up for adoption, the birth parent must possess
personal knowledge regarding the birth family. They must know the adoptive
family’s age, name, religions, race or ethnicity. The birth parents
must also know the length of their current marriage, employment, how many
people live in their home, whether there are currently other children
living with the family, and convictions, traffic violations or health
conditions the adult may have. The idea of this option adoptions is for
the birth mother to be able to make an educated decision on who she places
her child with.
Advantages—the advantages of an independent adoption are that the process does
not take as long as an agency adoption. While agency adoption typically
takes 5 years or more, the independent adoption option allows for very
little wait time. Additionally, the child is directly placed into the
adoptive parent’s home, meaning no foster care within the first
months of life.
Disadvantages –The lack of anonymity may post a problem for some prospective adopting parents.
We Handle Family Law Cases in Santa Maria and San Luis Obispo
If you and your family have decided on adoption, our
San Luis Obispo family law attorney can help navigate you through the legal process of adoption. We understand
adoption can have many moving parts, rules and regulations for prospective
parents to follow, which is why we aim to provide you with clear, straightforward
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