Adoption law and parental rights law change frequently, so it is incredibly important to retain an adoption attorney who stays up to date on the law in this area. Even in the best of circumstances, adoptions can be complicated, timely matters.
Before a child may be adopted, the child’s biological parent(s)’ parental rights must be terminated. Parental rights may be terminated by the biological parent(s) properly surrendering their parental rights or by the Court terminating his/her parental rights after hearing the case.
The adoption process varies largely from case to case, which is why consulting with a knowledgeable attorney will help ensure the process is as smooth as possible.