Adopting a child is a big deal! As such, state and federal laws are detailed to ensure the adoptive child goes to a safe, stable home. Hiring an attorney to guide you through the adoption process can help you know you are completing each step correctly and at the right time. 

When adopting a child, there is a mountain of paperwork to file and a precise timeline and set of rules to follow. As excited parents, that may not be how you envisioned your adoption. Most parents just want to prepare to bring their new child home and are very overwhelmed by the adoption process. Murfreesboro Family Law specializes in adoption proceedings and understands the process and regulations that must be followed. Hiring a skilled adoption attorney can help relieve some of the stress associated with adoption so that you can prepare for a very special time in your life!

As a new adoptive parent, being prepared for the adoption process is crucial. Depending on what type of adoption you plan on having, your process could be different. Here are a few different types of adoptions:

  • Domestic Adoptions: Domestic adoption is one of the most common methods families use to adopt from a licensed agency in Tennessee.
  • Open Adoptions: Sometimes, families may choose to have an open adoption. This allows the biological parents to maintain contact with the child after adoption.
  • Closed Adoptions: In the case of closed adoptions, all records are sealed, and the biological parents are not allowed to contact the adoptive family. A legal petition and process must be completed if either party ever wants to re-establish contact.
  • Stepparent Adoptions: Stepparent adoptions are very common and typically face the challenge of getting the other biological parent’s consent.

Regardless of which type of adoption you are going through, Murfreesboro Family Law can be your trusted source for all family law matters. If you require an adoption attorney for your adoption, you can contact Murfreesboro Family Law at 615-890-3656.