Guiding You Through Adoptions In Arkansas
While the thought of expanding your family through adoption can be very exciting, it is important to make sure everything is handled properly to avoid any difficulties. If you are considering adoption, it is in your best interests to discuss your situation with an experienced family law attorney.
Adoption Assistance For Stepparents, Grandparents And Non-Family Members
I’m Trey Wright, a Little Rock adoption attorney who handles cases throughout Arkansas. I represent stepparents, grandparents and other family members and non-family members in adoption proceedings. Throughout the entire process, you can count on me to provide you with sound legal advice and quality personal service.
Avoiding common adoption difficulties can be as simple as working with a knowledgeable adoption lawyer. To discuss your adoption matter with me, call my firm, The Wright Law Firm, at 501-376-0400 or toll-free at 888-594-6145.
For a stepparent adoption, there has to be consent from the mother and father of the child. However, if one parent has failed to have adequate contact or support the child for a period of at least one year, this requirement may be waived. Also, any stepparent seeking to adopt must submit to a criminal background check and a Department of Human Services background check.
Third-party or out-of-family adoptions are more complicated and require background checks as well as a study. This is in addition to the requirements of stepparent adoptions.