Adoption Lawyer in Birmingham
Helping You Expand Your Family
Step-parent and grandparent adoptions are becoming more common in Alabama and other states. An adoption can be one of the most fulfilling aspects of practicing law and it is an area that brings great joy to the lives of others.
After handling many adoptions throughout the state of Alabama, Ingram Law takes great pride at the final adoption hearing when the Judge grants a step-parent or grandparent custody of a child. It is a time to celebrate the monumental occasion. Our Birmingham adoption attorney wants to help you and your family work through the process of adoption.
Let us help you achieve this milestone. Contact Ingram Law at (205) 335-2640 today.
A step-parent adoption often results when one of the natural parents has decided not to participate in the life of a child and does not provide child support. Another scenario is when the custodial parent remarries and the step-parent wants to become the legal parent of the child and create a lasting bond.
In some instances, the natural parent may voluntarily choose to relinquish their parental rights, which can significantly expedite the process. The legal process of step-parent adoption requires a knowledgeable and experienced Birmingham adoption attorney to help file the correct paperwork with the probate court. It is critical that the process be followed precisely – otherwise, a judge may dismiss the petition for adoption. Ingram Law has the knowledge, skills, and experience to make sure that the adoption process goes smoothly.
We can walk you through the adoption process and help you:
- Prepare the petition with the court
- Locate the parent to relinquish custody
- Serve the parent with a copy of the petition
Our family law team will be also present to help facilitate the adoption proceeding with the court. At Ingram Law, we handle the paperwork so that you can concentrate on becoming a family.
Grandparent Adoption in Alabama
There are times when one or both parents may not be able to raise a child. A parent may be deceased, unwilling to care for a child, or in prison. One resolution to this situation might be for a grandparent to adopt the child that is in need of care. A grandparent adoption is much like a step-parent adoption in that it requires filing the necessary legal documents with the probate court of the county in which the grandparent resides.
Ingram Law represents clients through grandparent adoptions including the termination of parental rights. Our firm will explain the law to you and help you make the right decisions for your family.
At Ingram Law, our Birmingham adoption lawyers are always excited to bring families together. We look forward to helping you through this process.
To speak with Ingram Law about the adoption process, please contact our office online or by calling (205) 335-2640 .
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