Adoption is the act by which an adult formally becomes the guardian of a child and incurs the rights and responsibilities of a parent and our Alabama adoption lawyers can help. The legal relationship results in the adoptee (the child) becoming the legal heir of the adopting parents and terminates any legal rights the biological parents have. Whether you need an adoption attorney in Shelby County or Montgomery, our local attorneys can help you through the process.
Our local adoption attorneys are currently flat fees to file uncontested step-parent adoptions. There are also filing fees and other additional fees involved in the process, which vary from county to county. Give our adoption lawyers in Birmingham and the surrounding areas of Jefferson and Shelby County a call today to find out the total costs where you live for retaining an adoption lawyer in Pell City or anywhere else in Alabama.
Adoption Lawyers in Alabama
Adopting a child can be a very rewarding experience. However, there are a few preliminary requirements all prospective parents must meet:
You must be over 19 years of age.
If married, marriage must be of at least 3 years duration.
If a married couple, one must be a U.S. citizen
You must have adequate housing & personal space for the child or children adopted.
You must be healthy enough to meet a child’s needs.
You must be willing to undergo a thorough background check, including criminal history.
Having an adoption and divorce attorney in Birmingham help you with the process is usually recommended. If you need an adoption attorney in Montgomery, Birmingham, Anniston, Decatur, Huntsville, Prattville, or Alabaster give our Alabama adoption lawyers and family law attorneys a call today for more information and a consultation over the phone.