I am Plano adoption attorney Rachel Li. As an adopted child myself, I know that adoption is a joyous occasion for parents and children when forming their new family. When people come to my office to discuss adoption, I sense an immediate bond. If you are considering adoption for your family, it makes sense to talk to someone who understands the legal process, as well as the emotional process.
From offices in Plano, I represent clients in courts in Collin County, Denton County and Dallas County, Texas. Call 214-616-3684 to arrange an initial consultation with an experienced Texas family law services lawyer. You may also use the convenient email contact form to submit a brief description of your legal needs and request an office consultation. I cannot give legal advice over the phone.
The Legal Procedure Can Be Complex
Adoption also requires a formal legal procedure to ensure a solid and irreversible relationship. Termination of parental rights of any biological parent is a very important part of the process. My primary interest is to always put the welfare of the child and family first.
Adoption treats the parent-child relationship as if the child were born to the adoptive parents. If the adult seeking to adopt is married, both spouses must participate in (agree to) the adoption. The court cannot discriminate on the basis of race or ethnicity.
The child must have lived with the adoptive parents for six months, unless the court has chosen to waive this requirement. If the child to be adopted is older than age 12, he or she must provide the court with written consent to the adoption, though the court may waive this requirement.
A Variety Of Services
I can help you achieve your dreams of starting a family. My services include:
- Stepchild adoptions
- Private adoptions
- Agency adoptions
- Gestational agreements
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Call 214-616-3684 or contact me by email to arrange a consultation. My office is located in Plano, with convenient access on and off I-75. Office hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Evening and weekend and offsite appointments may be available by special arrangement. I practice with integrity and have responsible billing policies based on a competitive fee structure. I accept Visa, MasterCard and Discover for your convenience.