Adopting a child can be one of the most exciting times of a family's life. It also comes with many challenges from a legal perspective. At Karp & Iancu, we can give you the guidance and support you need to make the process much easier to deal with.
When you’re planning to adopt, you might be concerned about your rights as a parent. Understanding the relationship, both legal and personal, can help you through the adoption process.
When you adopt a child, you legally become their parent in all aspects. They may even receive a new birth certificate that includes your name, and all paperwork will list you as their parent.
That also means that their biological parents have given up all legal rights to their child. They give up all rights as parents, including visitation, custody, and any benefits as a legal guardian. While your adopted child may choose to contact their birth parents, you and your partner, if any, will have sole legal rights to the child as a parent.
While you may be ready to take on the responsibility of parenthood, you might have some trouble with the adoption system in Milwaukee. That’s especially true if you’re concerned about eligibility.
In order to adopt, you may have to prove you’re legally ready for adoption. You may also need to meet age and financial requirements. Your physical and mental health may also be evaluated to ensure you’re ready for the responsibility of adoption.
Fortunately, there are some barriers you shouldn’t have to worry about. Your race, gender, or sexual orientation shouldn’t affect the adoption process. Even if you’re single, your adoption attorney can still help you file for adoption.
If you have questions about the adoption process or if you’re having trouble adopting, reach out to us today. We understand how confusing adoption can be, from your child’s relationship to their birth parents to completing your own part of the process.
If you’re struggling with any part of the adoption process, reach out for a consultation by completing this online form
Published February 22nd, 2021Read More
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