Oceanside Adoption Lawyers
Every year, tens of thousands of children are adopted in the United States. Legally speaking, the process of adoption occurs when an adult (or pair of adults) formally become a child’s legal guardian (or guardians). Adopting adults take on the responsibilities of providing physical, material, and emotional care for their new dependents. Adopted children, in turn, become the legal dependents and heirs to their new parents.
If you believe that you are ready to adopt a child, then the Oceanside adoption lawyers of Fischer & Van Thiel can help guide you through the legalities of the process. To learn more about what we can do for you, contact us today by calling our offices at 760-722-7646.
Can you adopt?
In the United States, citizens are not granted a general right to adoption. A person who wishes to become the guardian of a child cannot do so independently of the state, through a private agreement. Instead, adopting parents must be approved by the court as acceptable for raising a child. Many factors are taken into consideration when determining whether or not an adult may be approved for adopting a child:
- Whether or not the adult is married
- Any physical or mental disabilities the adult may have
- Histories of criminal actions or unemployment
- The adult’s social, moral, religious, and financial background
Not all of these factors may play a role when an adult petitions for adoption. Depending on your location, there may be different laws and requirements in place. To learn more about whether or not you can adopt, call the Oceanside adoption attorneys of Fischer & Van Thiel at 760-722-7646.
If you believe that you are ready to adopt a child, then the Oceanside adoption lawyers of Fischer & Van Thiel can help. Contact us today at 760-904-3094 to begin this joyous process of bringing a new member into your family.