The Two-Step Legal Process for Adoption
We take complex legal issues and turn them into simple solutions. We will walk you through the two-step adoptive process so you can move forward with your new family.
Step one: biological parental rights must be terminated. This step can take anywhere from weeks to months to complete. If the adoption is contested then the process could stretch on for years. Contested adoptions occur when the biological parent or parents do not agree with the adoption. This can lead to a number of interviews and a lengthy approval process. We will work to move this step forward as quickly as possible. We will explain appropriate steps to terminate the biological parent's rights promptly and without error.
Step two: establish your parental rights. This step is initiated by filing a petition for adoption. In Tennessee, non-relative adoptions can be finalized six months after your child has been placed in the home. Let us guide you through the adoption process to achieve the best results possible.
Schedule an Appointment with A Knowledgeable Adoption Lawyer
Contact our Memphis office location today to schedule an appointment with our attorney. We will walk you through the legal process and everything in between. Reach us by calling, or fill out our online contact form.