The adoption process involves multiple steps. First, a biological parent’s rights must be terminated, by consent or involuntarily. It is important to ensure the statutory requirements are met before filing the necessary petitions. Once the biological parent’s rights are terminated, the adoption proceedings may then occur. The adoptive parent will assume all of the parental rights, responsibilities and obligations, as a biological parent has.
If you are considering an adoption, feel free to contact us for a consultation to discuss the process.