Los Angeles Adoption Attorney
Considering an Adoption?
Adoption is an exciting time in a family's life and, with the help
of knowledgeable and experienced
family law attorneys, the process can be smoothly completed by all parties involved.
Whether you are adopting a family member, pursuing adoption after a long
journey through infertility, or blending two families together, adoption
is a lengthy but beautiful and emotional process.
According to California law, an adult who is at least 10 years older than
the child can adopt. As stated in California Family Code Section 8601(b),
the court "has discretion to grant an adoption without regard to
the age of the child and the prospective adoptive parent or parents, provided
the prospective adoptive parent(s) is a stepparent, sibling, aunt, uncle,
or first cousin or, if that person is married, by that person and his
or her spouse, and the court finds the adoption is in the best interest
of the child."
Los Angeles adoption lawyer
Castellanos & Associates, APLC
can help you complete the adoption process in California.
Call today to start the legal process!
Build Your Family Through Adoption
In California, there are several different forms of adoption, including:
- Stepparent adoption
- Agency adoption
- Adult adoption
- Independent adoption
- Indian child adoption under the provisions of the Indian Child Welfare
Act of 1978
The majority of adoptions occur through the independent adoption procedure,
but no matter what procedure is chosen, the necessary steps involved will
be determined by the adoption method. No matter what, our skilled and
compassionate adoption lawyers are sensitive to your unique experiences
and family situation, and our Los Angeles
family law firm can guide you through every step of the legal process.
Family Legal Support in California
free case consultation, call us today. One of our knowledgable Los Angeles family law attorneys
can sit down with you to discuss the details of your adoption and help
you develop a plan to make the adoption process as enjoyable as possible.