Let the Cantor Law Group guide you through the adoption legal processes. No matter what your adoption situation is our attorneys have plenty of experience handling different situations.
Relative and non-relative adoptions
In these scenarios, your first step is often to obtain a Termination of Parental Rights from the child’s biological parents. This only happens if one or both of the parents contest the adoption. If the adoption is not contested, the parents must still be notified according to Arizona Revised Statute Section 8-106. Another common scenario is the adoption of a child by a relative that isn’t the parent. If the parent of a child is deceased, considered unfit to parent, is unable to be a parent for any reason or has abandoned the child, grandparents and other relatives may be entitled to adopt the child.
Other adoption types
While caring for children, both foster parents and stepparents often become so attached to the child or children they decide to adopt. Once you decide adoption is the next step for you, a social worker will usually perform a home study. These home studies can include criminal history checks, medical examination, financial analysis, background checks, a tour of the home and personal interviews. The court then reviews the findings to determine what the best interest of the child may be. By using a Family Law Attorney from the Cantor Law Group, the adoption process is far smoother for:
- Grandparent Adoptions
- International Adoptions
- Non-relative Adoptions
- Single parent Adoptions
- Foster care Adoptions
Due to the complex laws surrounding adoption, careful attention to detail is required to prevent and overcome any unexpected obstacles. As a Member of Arizona’s Finest Lawyers®, we work diligently to ensure you are given the high quality legal services you deserve during both international and domestic adoptions.
The Cantor Law Group’s team works to avoid time consuming mistakes through careful preparation and investigation and has over 70 years of combined experience. We are proud to be AV® Rated by Martindale-Hubbell® and listed in the bar Register of Pre-Eminent Lawyers®. If you are currently considering adoption, one of our family lawyers are ready to listen to any concerns you may have and guide you through the development of the best adoption plan for your situation. Contact an Arizona adoption attorney with the Cantor Law Group for the adoption expertise you need today.