Franklin Adoption Attorney

Welcoming a new member into your family is very exciting, but sometimes, the journey to adoption can be overwhelming and fraught with legal obstacles. The objective of adoption law is to ensure that all parties involved in an adoption are protected. The purpose of adoption law is to protect the rights of adopted persons as well as to protect the rights of both the biological parents and the adoptive parents. Just as with child custody issues, in adoption, the best interests of the child are always a priority. If you are seeking to adopt, or giving your child up for adoption, it is important to speak with an experienced Franklin family law lawyer to understand your rights and legal options to adopt.

  • At Burdine Law Firm, our lawyers understand how difficult adoptions can be and we handle every case with compassion.
  • Our skilled Franklin adoption lawyers have successfully helped clients like you through all forms of adoption including agency adoptions and private adoptions.

There are many different avenues to adoption. Whichever route you choose, the Franklin adoption attorneys at Burdine Law Firm can help you navigate the legal and emotional aspects of adoption. For more information about how Burdine Law Firm can help you, call us today at (629) 529-4615 to schedule a consultation.

How a Franklin Adoption Lawyer Can Help You

There are several steps that must be taken before a person or couple can decide to legally adopt a child. First, before one can even consider adoption they must meet two standards per Tennessee Code § 36-1-115 (2021): they must be over 18 years of age and they must also be a resident of Tennessee.

The type of adoption you are pursuing will determine the next steps you must take. Usually, the first step before filing a petition for adoption is that all prospective adoptive parents must complete a home study. A home study is conducted by a licensed child placement agency or a licensed clinical social worker to determine the suitability of the adoptive parents and their home for adoption. A home study will include information such as the prospective adoptive parents’ medical and financial statements and references. An experienced Tennessee family law attorney can guide you through the home study process, and ensure that your home environment is deemed suitable for adopting a child.

Who We Represent in Adoption Cases

There are many different parties involved in adoption cases. Our adoption practice can help with:

  • Private or independent adoption
  • Department of Child Services (DCS) adoption
  • Step-parent and relative adoption
  • International adoption
  • Interstate adoption
  • Termination of parental rights
  • Appeal of parental rights termination and adoption
  • Post-adoption contact agreement

Whatever your situation, our adoption lawyers will work to ensure that the process proceeds smoothly for you and your family.

Contact the Experienced Franklin Adoption Attorneys at Burdine Law Firm

The adoption process can be an emotional rollercoaster. Our qualified Franklin adoption attorneys will guide you through the process and provide a supportive environment to prepare you for welcoming a child into your family. Call Burdine Law Firm today at (629) 529-4615 to schedule a consultation.