If You are Adopting a Child from Another Country or State, Consult a Child Adoption Attorney in Austin

Every adoption is unique with unplanned challenges. At times, adoptive parents feel as though the rules designed to protect the children are instead causing those children to remain without loving families of their own. No adoptive parent is untouched by the pictures seen on TV of children ripped from the arms of the only parents they have ever known. For the sakes of everyone involved, especially the child, it is critical that nothing be overlooked or done incorrectly in an adoption.

Many parents desiring a child find their son or daughter in a foreign country. After spending sleepless nights worrying about the requirements of that countries adoption agency, finally finalizing the adoption and bringing the child home, they now need to have the Texas courts recognize this adoption. This is a crucial step for the entire family that needs to be completed. An experienced Texas adoption attorney can ensure that the Texas court grants an adoption order. This will result in the Bureau of Vital Statistics issuing a new birth certificate for the adopted child.

Adopting a child from another state also presents problems that must be understood and overcome. Both states have their own rules, agencies and paperwork, including the documents required by the Interstate Compact on the Placement of Children (ICPC). Anticipating and dealing with potential problems can prevent an adoption nightmare suddenly developing in the future.

Michael R. Lackmeyer, Attorney at Law, is a child adoption Attorney in Austin, TX. For over 30 years, Mr. Lackmeyer has been assisting Texans with the complex, often frustrating adoption process. He understands how much of themselves prospective adoptive parents invest into the adoption and applies all of his experience and knowledge to achieving a successful resolution. Mr. Lackmeyer also assists birth mothers dealing with an unplanned pregnancy to understand all of the options available for them and their child. He received his Juris Doctorate in 1970 from Baylor University School of Law and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Adoption Attorneys. Whether someone is considering beginning the adoption process or is having difficulties with an adoption in progress, Michael Lackmeyer offers a free initial consultation to discuss the situation and available options.

 

 

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