Laredo Adoption Attorneys
Helping Expand Families Through Adoption & Guardianship
Each year, tens of thousands of families undergo a tremendous change through guardianship or adoption. Though these concepts may sound similar, there are key differences, with each path providing unique challenges to would-be guardians or adoptive parents. As no traditionally-structured family is the same, so too is the case with families who must undergo a series of steps in the family court system before exiting as a happy family unit.
At the Law Offices of Rudy Santos, L.L.C., our Laredo adoption and guardianship attorneys work tirelessly for clients, providing the advocacy they need to obtain a favorable outcome. Our firm will work with you to answer questions, fill out all the necessary paperwork, and point you in the direction of any necessary emotional support sources.
Understanding Adoption in Texas
Adoption is the method of bringing a child or children into one’s household through a legal process that requires a series of steps. Throughout the U.S., an average of 140,000 children are adopted into a new home. While many are most familiar with the concept of adopting a child to which neither parent is related, there are occasions when children are adopted by relatives such as an aunt or grandparent. The circumstances often vary.
What Are the Types of Adoption?
- Public Adoption: Typically involves adopting a child in the care of the state.
- Private Adoption: Handled through a private agency or licensed individual.
- International Adoption: The process of taking in a child from abroad.
- Stepchild Adoption: When a stepmother or stepfather adopts their spouse’s child.
- Kinship Adoption: When a relative who’s not the birth parent steps up to adopt a child.
No matter what type of adoption process you’re seeking to complete, you can trust our experienced Laredo adoption and guardianship attorneys to provide comfort and sound legal advice each step of the way.
Understanding Legal Guardianship in Texas
A legal guardianship, sometimes referred to as a conservatorship, grants one-person legal responsibility for the personal and property interests of another, often referred to as a ward. It’s most commonly used by parents who need to appoint a caretaker for their child or children in their absence due to travel, incarceration, or a serious illness. Guardianship is usually assigned in a family court according to state laws. At our firm, we are well-versed in the state regulations regarding the guardianship process. When you’re ready to take the next step, we’re ready to help.
Our Laredo Adoption & Guardianship Attorneys Can Help
Our law firm features a team of attorneys you can trust. Our experienced attorneys value the happiness of every one of our clients and will tirelessly work toward what’s best for you. We know the adoption and guardianship processes can be overwhelming, but in the end, well worth it when your family can begin a bright new chapter together.