The adoption process is filled with potential pitfalls and problems, and the high level of emotion experienced by both the birth parents and the adoptive parents add to the challenge of this process. If you have chosen to grow your family through adoption, having a lawyer on your side is important to ensure that you follow all necessary legal protocols. Attorney Darcele Holley of The Holley Law Firm, P.C., has over 20 years of experience helping families like yours walk through the adoption process. If you live in the greater Houston area, she would be proud to help you through your adoption to ensure you avoid all potential pitfalls and walk away with a family completed through the miracle of adoption.
Varied Adoption Services to Meet the Needs of Texas Families
The Texas adoption process often starts with a pre-placement consultation. At this consultation, Attorney Holley will walk you through the adoption process, so you know exactly what to expect. She can also help you learn the different resources and agencies in Houston and the surrounding communities that can help you find a birth mother.
If you choose to adopt through a private adoption, Attorney Holley will handle the preparations of all legal documents. The documents, which the birth parents sign, give you the legal custody of the child. She will also assist you in filing the necessary lawsuits to terminate the parental rights of the birth parents. This finalizes the adoption. Finally, she will help you apply for a new birth certificate to show that your child is, in fact, yours.
For parents who are adopting internationally or from another state, Attorney Holley can provide valuable guidance. Because the Interstate Compact on the Placement of Children is quite complex, having a lawyer on your side is essential in interstate adoptions. For international adoption, understanding the process in a variety of countries is important, and she can help.
Schedule Your Pre-Placement Consultation Today
If you are entering into the adoption process, The Holley Law Firm, P.C., is here to help. Contact Attorney Darcele Holley today to schedule your pre-adoption consultation.