The Woodlands Same-Sex Adoption Lawyers
Some same-sex couples choose to build their families through adoption. Establishing legal parental rights for both parents is the safest way to ensure the child’s security in the event that something happens to one parent. If one of the partners is the biological parent of the child, the other spouse can seek to secure parental rights through a second-parent adoption.
Unfortunately, there are no federal safeguards protecting same-sex adoptions, so the responsibility for deciding these specific adoption cases is deferred to individual states. The lawyers at BB Law Group PLLC work on behalf of same-sex couples in the Woodlands, fighting to make sure that they have the best legal resources to assist them as they build their families.
Families in the Woodlands deserve experienced representation, and we are proud to be able to work alongside them. Our skilled same-sex adoption lawyers put our clients first, advocating for their rights and fighting back if they face undue discrimination. We believe that adoption should be a wonderful experience that makes families stronger, and we will do everything in our power to ensure your adoption experience is as pleasant, efficient, and successful as possible. To learn more about how we can help you, contact us today at (832) 534-2589 or fill out an online contact form.
Do I Need a Same-Sex Adoption Lawyer?
In the state of Texas, there are no explicit laws prohibiting joint same-sex adoption. Likewise, there are no explicit laws protecting it either. Because there are no protective laws, hiring an attorney is often instrumental for same-sex couples seeking to obtain parental rights through adoption.
Some states legislatures have passed bills attempting to limit the rights of same-sex parents over the custody of their children. In the event that only one parent has custody over a child and something happens to that parent, like death or serious impairment, then the other parent does not have any legal rights concerning the care of their children. This may even lead to a child being separated from their parent.
As such, if you are looking to adopt a child with your spouse, or you are looking to become a legal guardian to your partner’s biological child, making sure that an experienced attorney is working with you will be an important defense against discrimination and infringements on your rights.
Why Hire BB Law Group PLLC to Handle My Case?
At BB Law Group PLLC, we understand that it is the lifelong dream of many couples to build a family. Same-sex couples should not be forced to settle and they should not be discriminated against in their pursuit to raise children and build a strong family. Too often, our team works with families that are hurting and facing legal obstacles and discrimination on the basis of their sexual orientation.
We lead with compassion to ensure that hopeful parents can form and protect their families. Our lawyers understand that the adoption process can be draining, especially for same-sex couples, but we encourage our clients to stay focused on the end result: making sure that your family is safe and protected under the law.
Types of Cases We Handle
The attorneys at BB Law Group PLLC understand the challenges that same-sex couples face in family court, which is why we put our skill and experience forth to aggressively advocate for their rights. The state of Texas does explicitly allow gay individuals to petition for adoption as an individual. There are no explicit legal prohibitions or protections in Texas for the following:
- Joint same-sex adoption – A process in which both people in a couple apply for parental rights through an adoption. Texas family courts have allowed adoptions by unmarried same-sex couples to proceed.
- Second-parent adoption – In which one partner in a same-sex couple already has custody over the child and the other partner seeks to establish parental rights. Lower courts in Texas have allowed these adoptions to proceed.
Each couple has a very unique set of needs and challenges and, based on these challenges, our team of experienced family lawyers can help decide on the best course of legal action.
Contact a Same-Sex Adoption Lawyer at BB Law Group PLLC Today
At BB Law Group PLLC, we fight to make sure that same-sex couples enjoy the parental rights that adoption brings. Being able to establish legal parent-child rights is an important step in making sure that children will be taken care of if something should happen to one parent.
If you and your partner are looking to begin the process of a same-sex adoption, there is plenty of research you can do independently. However, we recommend that you obtain the services of a skilled adoption lawyer. Knowing that you are in good hands will allow you to confidently move forward knowing that your rights are being advocated for every step of the way. To speak with a Woodlands same-sex adoption lawyer, call (832) 534-2589 today or contact us online.