Phoenix Step-parent Adoption Attorney
At The Baker Law Firm, LLC, we help clients in the Phoenix area through the process of adopting a child. Our goal is to help new parents and step-parents legally adopt the children they love and ease their anxiety about the adoption process. Family law attorney Michael Baker provides a high level of service and personal attention to every client, understanding that each family has a different story. He listens carefully in order to best serve your family, answer your questions, and explain your legal options.
Experienced Step-parent Adoption Lawyer in Phoenix
There are numerous laws regulating adoptions within Arizona, multi-state adoptions and international adoptions. Step-parents seeking to adopt stepchildren must comply with all of the relevant laws. The most important step in assuring compliance is working with an experienced lawyer who understands the laws and processes involved.
Mr. Baker can clearly explain the law concerning adoption, assist you in fully completing all required forms, and provide counsel and advice throughout the entire adoption process. He can also help you secure birth parent consent when necessary in step-parent adoption cases.
Mr. Baker can help you work effectively with local or out-of state adoption agencies during the state or international adoption process in order to bring your child home as quickly as possible.
Adoption Laws and Step-parent Adoption in Arizona
Step-parent adoption involves a divorced parent who has remarried and a new spouse who wishes to adopt a step-child or step-children. The biological parent must be notified as part of the adoption process, at which point the biological parent can consent to the adoption, voluntarily terminating parental rights, or contest the adoption. If the biological parent does not consent to the adoption, his or her parental rights must be terminated or be deemed unfit for parenting by the court.
If you want to learn more about the step-parent adoption process, or if you need to know more about the termination of parental rights in adoptions, family law attorney Michael Baker is willing to discuss your situation and explain the law.
Contact an Experienced Phoenix Adoption Lawyer Today
For more information about adoption laws and local, out-of-state, international or step-parent adoption, please call us at 602-842-0359 or fill out our intake form on our Contact Us . With The Baker Law Firm, LLC, you come first!