Los Angeles Adoption Attorney
Considering an Adoption? Let Castellanos & Associates, APLC Guide You
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 it after a long journey through
infertility, or blending two families together, it 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."
Castellanos & Associates, APLC
can help you complete the adoption process in California.
Call today to start the legal process!
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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 method chosen. No matter what, our skilled and compassionate
attorneys 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
With more than 40 years of combined experience in family law, our attorneys
are ready to answer your questions. Contact us to schedule a
free case consultation today. One of our knowledgeable Los Angeles family lawyers can sit down
with you to discuss the details and will help you develop a plan to make
the process as enjoyable as possible.