If you considering adopting a child, Turner Law Offices, P.C. has experienced Nashville adoption lawyers to ease the stress and frustration of the adoption process. Adding a child to your family through adoption and surrogacy can be very complicated and time consuming. Nashville adoption attorneys are familiar with the adoption laws and knowledgeable about the adoption procedures. It is critical to hire a competent Tennessee adoption lawyer to make sure that the adoption is legal and binding.
Adoption is the legal process by which a child legally becomes part of a non-biological family through court action. The adoption process is two-fold: 1) terminating the parental rights of a biological parent and 2) establishing a parent-child relationship with the adoptive parent. In this process, Courts are required to terminate the parental rights of a biological parent based on consent or certain statutory grounds, then make a determination that the adoption is in the best interest of the minor child being adopted. With all Tennessee adoptions other than relative adoptions, the child must be in the physical custody of the adoptive parents for six months prior to finalization of the adoption. Once the adoption has been approved and finalized, the parents who have adopted the child will have the same legal rights as the birth parents of said child. Additionally, the adopted child has the same rights and benefits that it would have if it was actually born to those parents. In Tennessee, an adopted child is issued a new birth certificate naming the adoptive parent as a legal parent of the child.
Adoptions can be divided into various types based on a number of factors. Each adoption type has specific requirements and hurdles. As Tennessee child adoption attorneys, Turner Law Offices, P.C. knows our specific role in each case type, and eases the frustration of navigating the adoption process.
Call Turner Law Offices, P.C. today to meet with one of our caring, compassionate adoption attorneys to plan the new addition to your family. The intricacies of Tennessee adoption law demands that adoptions are handled by experienced adoption lawyers. At Turner Law Offices, P.C., you will receive superior legal and emotional support, creating life-long relationships through the adoption of a child. Let our family build your family today!