Helping Your Family Grow Through Adoption

The adoption process allows for the legal recognition of the deep relationships many stepparents, grandparents and other relatives may have developed with a child. It also helps people protect children from risky situations they may be facing if they were with their biological parent. There are many different ways that someone may have come to be the main caregiver for a child that is not biologically his or hers:

  • The child's parents may have died
  • The child's parents may have alcohol or drug issues
  • The child's parents may have abandoned the child

Stepparent Adoption

Over time, stepparents can develop an incredibly deep relationship with their stepchildren. By adopting your stepchild, you can accomplish a number of goals ranging from honoring the depth of connection and commitment you have with the child to protecting him or her from a volatile biological parent.

Grandparent Adoption, Adoption By Relatives

When parents are unable to care for their children, it is very common for grandparents or other relatives to step up and assume the responsibility of caring for the child. These may begin as temporary arrangements that clearly become permanent over time. Adopting the child may be simply a reflection of the reality of the situation. It can also be a way to ensure that you are the one who can speak for the best interests of the child. This can be especially necessary when the biological parent is less than reliable.

The Personalized Representation You Deserve

At Brett K. Duncan & Co., we are committed to helping people secure the parental rights they deserve. We understand the adoption process and how to make it work for those seeking to grow their families and offer love and stability to a child in need. By getting to know our clients and their situations, our lawyers are able to offer the personalized representation people deserve to have. Further, we work to ensure that people are fully informed about their cases at all times. Go to the My Case page to access information about the status of your case.

We Are Here To Help

Adoption can be a fraught process. You want to make sure that no mistakes prevent you from being able to include that child into your family. Our experience can make all the difference. To schedule an appointment with one of our attorneys, call 800-725-6413 or contact us online. We serve people throughout the Hammond, Louisiana, area.