Clark County Adoption Attorney
Adoption is a wonderful way to expand your family and to establish legal custody with the children that you love. For new families that are forming, it is essential that the adoption process goes smoothly and that all requirements be met for a final formal adoption. Our Clark County adoption attorneys are here to help every step of the way.
Family law attorneys at Hofland & Tomsheck have more than two decades of experience representing clients who are adopting children. We can put our legal experience to work helping to make your family whole through the process of adoption. Give us a call or contact us online today to speak with an attorney who can help your family.Legalities of Adoption in Clark County
The legal process of adopting a child will vary depending upon the circumstances. Hofland & Tomsheck can assist with all types of adoptions including:
- Stepparent adoption : The process of stepparent adoption is a simple one as long as the natural parents consent. If your spouse’s ex contests the adoption, then a termination-of-parental-rights proceeding would become necessary and the process would become more complex. In any stepparent adoption, it is important to understand the legal implications of the adoption and it is essential to have an attorney guide you through the necessary legal process of making the adoption official.
- Intra-family adoption : Whenever possible, kinship adoptions are preferred over making a child a ward of the state. When the parental rights of the natural parents are terminated, close relatives thus have preference to adopt the child. Our attorneys help grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins, adult siblings and other close family members with the process of adopting children in their families who need them.
- International adoptions: International adoptions require compliance with Hague Convention process if the child is adopted from a participating country. The orphan process is an alternative for adopting a child from a country that is not a Hague Convention signatory. It is essential to understand both how adoption and immigration laws will impact your adoption process, and an experienced Clark County adoption attorney at Hofland & Tomsheck can assist you with the complex legal issues that international adoption can create.
- Agency and non-agency adoptions : Domestic adoptions may be arranged through an agency or you may opt for a private adoption. There are myriad requirements including home visits that you typically must complete for an adoption to be finalized. You also want to ensure that all the necessary steps are taken to ensure that both birth parents are in agreement on the adoption so there are no unexpected surprises later.
No matter what type of adoption you choose for your family, Hofland & Tomsheck will take care of the legal details so you can focus on your new family situation.Contact Us
If you are ready to move forward with adoption, do not hesitate to get the legal assistance that you need. Contact Hofland & Tomsheck today to schedule your free initial consultation and learn more about how our attorneys can represent you.