Adoption is a legal process in which an adult individual or couple assumes responsibility for the life of another. People adopt for many different reasons. They may not be able to have children of their own. They may want to love someone who is an orphan or a foster child. A parent may have died or is irresponsible.
Whatever the reason for wanting to adopt, adoption in Tennessee does require that specific formalities be followed to protect the needs of the child and the rights of any biological parents. At The Law Office Of Tara Carter, our Middle Tennessee adoption attorneys guide you through this hopefully joyful experience. We have been helping Middle Tennessee residents with their legal issues for close to 10 years.
In many adoptions, the adoptive parent(s) already know the child. In others, the parents are adopting someone they've never met. The common types of adoption are:
Before any adoption is approved by a Tennessee family court judge, a number of steps must take place. Some of these steps are:
At The Law Office Of Tara Carter, we help families bring the joy of a child into their homes. Our Middle Tennessee adoption lawyers explain how adoptions work, what problems are likely to arise, and what concerns the family judge may have. We understand that adoptions are one of the areas of personal service cases where everyone can be happy with the final result - confirming the love of a child.
To speak with a skilled adoption lawyer, please call us at 615-495-6000 or complete our contact form. We represent adopting parents and spouses in Murfreesboro, Nashville, Goodlettsville, Brentwood, Lebanon, Hendersonville and the surrounding areas.