Frequently Asked Questions on Adoption
Our Las Vegas Adoption Lawyers Can Serve Your Family
What are the requirements to adopt?
There are several factors that qualify you to
adopt a child in need of a good home,
including the following:
- Reliable and sufficient income
- Legal resident of Nevada
- Ability to provide a safe and caring living environment
- Must be 21 years or older and at least 10 years older than the adopted child
- Pass background test
- Process good and loving character
- Spouse or partner must be a willing participant
How long is the adoption process?
Generally, the adoption process can last anywhere from nice months to
two years. On rare occasions, it may be longer than two years.
What are the types of adoption in Nevada?
There are various options you can take while considering adopting a child.
Agency adoption: An organization licensed by the state that fit children needing a home
with perspective adopted parents wanting to adopt.
Independent adoption: Birth parents making an arrangement with parents looking to adopt, independently
from an agency.
Identified adoption: Birth and adopted parents meeting and then having an agency involved to
help finish the adoption process.
Can the birth parents take the child back?
If the birth parents rights have been terminated and the grace period
has past they do not have the right to take back their child. You, as
the adoptive parent, now have all custodial rights to your child.
Why hire a lawyer?
With an experienced
Las Vegas family attorney you can feel secure that you are receive thorough knowledge of the adoption
process as well as inform you of your rights and risks involved in adoption.
We can review adoption agency contracts, draft services of agreement,
and make sure your adoption process goes as smoothly as possible while
protecting your rights.
If you would like to receive more information concerning the adoption process,
Law Firm to speak with a Las Vegas family attorney today!