Temecula Adoption Lawyers

Adding a child to the family is one of the most joyous moments in a parent's life. However, if you or a loved one is considering adopting a child, there are some legal issues to consider before you begin the process. Our Temecula adoption lawyers are prepared to provide you with sound legal advice and assistance to make your adoption a smooth and rewarding one.

An experienced attorney can help you avoid common pitfalls on the road to adoption. To learn more, call the offices of Fischer & Van Thiel, LLP at 760-722-7646.

Types of Adoption

There are many different circumstances in which an adult may choose to adopt a child. Some of the common adoption situations include:

  • Stepparent adoption
  • Grandparent adoption
  • Other family adoption
  • International adoption
  • Single adoption

Whatever your reason is for choosing to adopt, there are adoption options available to you.

Family Adoption

Family adoptions make up a majority of all approved adoptions. In fact, stepparent adoption is the most common form of adoption in the United States. These types of adoptions are often more straightforward because typically the prospective parent has already established a relationship with the child. In a family adoption, the prospective parent must have the biological parent's permission to adopt the child and must have the resources to support the child.

International Adoption

International adoption has grown in popularity in recent decades and has become a popular subject in the media. This type of adoption is often more complex than a local adoption, because the adoption must comply with both the laws of the child's home country and those of the United States. If you are seeking international adoption, our experienced Temecula adoption attorneys have the resources to help you through the adoption process from start to finish.

Open vs. Closed Adoption

When adopting a non-relative, one major consideration that you will have to make is whether to choose an open or closed adoption. An open adoption implies that the biological parent(s) will still have some connection to the child and may be involved in the child's life.

A closed adoption means that there is no communication between the biological and adoptive parents, and neither knows the others' identity. There is also a semi-open option, in which communication through letters and pictures is allowed, but not direct contact.

Contact Us

If you are considering adopting a child, there are clearly many different options available to you. To learn more about the adoption process and the legal issues involved, contact the Temecula adoption lawyers of Fischer & Van Thiel, LLP, today at 760-722-7646.

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