New Orleans Intrafamily Adoption Lawyers
The decision to adopt a stepchild or to adopt the minor child of an immediate or extended family member can be a delicate, emotion-filled situation. Adopting can provide a child with a stable, consistent and safe home environment. It may also provide greater access to benefits such as Social Security, health coverage, military benefits, etc.
In an intrafamily adoption, one family member agrees to become legally responsible for the minor child of another family member. The adopting family member can be a sibling, parent, stepparent, grandparent, cousin or a member of the extended family. A family member seeking to adopt must meet certain criteria.
Adopting a minor child will require a background check and at least one court appearance. If both parents do not agree to give their consent, additional steps may be required. Let us help you navigate the legal process so that you will have peace of mind that your adoption case is being properly and professionally handled.
Our firm also handles adult adoptions. These adoptions are fairly simple. Adult adoptions legally recognize the loving child-parent relationship that has developed between two unrelated people.
A Law Firm That Understands Families, Because We Are One
Whether you are a parent or the family member agreeing to adopt a child, it is important to remember to keep the best interest of the child as the priority. Discussing these issues with a qualified, attentive family law attorney will provide you with the information you need to determine which solution is best for your family’s situation.
Our experienced attorneys have over 50 years of combined experience advocating for parents and children in Louisiana. During that time, we have built a strong reputation in the legal community for providing our clients with quality family law representation and personal attention.
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Sandra Salley and Laurel Salley have each been separately recognized for inclusion in the Super Lawyers list as top attorneys in Louisiana. Our firm has also received an A+ rating from the Greater New Orleans Area Better Business Bureau.