Henderson Adoption Lawyer
Compassionate Guidance through the Adoption Process in Nevada
Adoption is a rewarding way to welcome a child in need into your family. However, the adoption process can be long, confusing and even frustrating. Couples seeking to adopt may face legal and emotional hurdles they do not anticipate or know how to remedy. That is why retaining a dedicated and knowledgeable Henderson adoption lawyer to guide you through this trying process is highly recommended.
At Ford & Friedman, our trusted legal team provides adoption services for families throughout southern Nevada. Our firm is ready to partner with you throughout this process and ensure that your eligibility as an adoptive parent is vividly illustrated. Through proper preparation and compassionate guidance, we can help make your dream of starting or expanding your family a reality.
Considering adoption? You do not have to face this process alone. Call our adoption attorneys in Henderson to start the process with a no-obligation consultation.
Can a Felon Adopt a Child in Nevada?
This is a more complex topic than a straightforward yes or no. This will focus on the extent of the felony, as it is in other jurisdictions. There is a slim possibility that you would be able to raise a child whether it caused neglect or violence. If the crime was less violent, a social worker will speak with you and hear more about what happened, why it happened, and what you've learned to make amends. He or she will decide whether you are eligible for adoption in Nevada.
How Old Do You Have to be to Adopt in Nevada?
In Nevada, the issue isn't so much "how old to adopt an infant," as it is "how much older than the child you choose to adopt." Adoptive parents must be ten years older than the child they are adopting. If the child is being adopted by a stepparent, an older sibling, or another family member, the rule can be waived if the court feels the adoption is in the child's best interests.
Types of Adoption in Nevada
There are many forms of adoption legal in Nevada and numerous agencies to deal with in order to complete the process. At our firm, we know that no two adoptions are alike and are prepared to bring personalized and vigilant counsel to the adopting families and individuals on this journey.
We provide comprehensive adoption legal services, including:
- Open and closed adoptions
- Parental rights termination and consensual forfeiture
- Coordination with adoption agencies and independent biological parents
- Coordination with adoption agencies and the foster care system
- Surrogacy services and reproductive rights
- International and interstate adoptions
- Stepparent, grandparent and other relative adoption
Our Henderson adoption attorneys at Ford & Friedman will help you explore all of the options available for your adoption and be proactive about foreseeable complications that may delay or derail the process. If you are interested in learning more about the adoption process and your eligibility for adopting a child in need, then our team is ready to speak with you.
If you are ready to start the adoption process, we're ready to hear your story. Call us at (702) 904-9898 or get in touch online to speak with us today.
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