Choosing Adoption as the Way to Have a Child in the Family
For various reasons and motivations, many families choose to bring a child into their lives through the process of adoption. There are various forms of adoption, from entirely open adoptions where the adopting family has considerable contact with the birth parents, to closed processes where the adoption is private and/or anonymous.
Before you decide to proceed with pursuing adoption, it would be best to consult with a legal professional who has experience in this matter. That way, he or she can address any legal concerns you may have and can help make sure you avoid common pitfalls that adoptive parents may encounter. If you and your spouse would like to speak with an attorney today, contact the San Marcos adoption lawyers of Fischer & Van Thiel, LLP at (760) 757-6854.
Factors to Consider
The following factors should be considered before engaging in the adoption process:
- Financial stability
- Strength of marriage
- Age of prospective parents (some agencies have maximum age limits)
- The health of you and your spouse
- Type of adoption (open vs. closed)
- International vs. domestic adoption
- Birthparent criteria
- Preferred agency
Adopting a child is truly a life-changing decision and one that should not be taken lightly. To ensure that you have all of the information you need, make sure to speak with a lawyer at your soonest convenience. That way, you can focus on life with your new child and leave the complicated legal processes to the professionals.
For more information regarding adoption or other family law subject matters, call the family law adoption attorneys of Fischer & Van Thiel, LLP at (760) 757-6854 today.