Family Law/Adoption Lawyer in Tennessee
Placing a child in a loving and supportive home is a very rewarding experience for all involved, including the attorneys. At the Law Office of Stephen A. Burroughs, we strive to help all families seeking to adopt a child into their family and home. Our attorneys can work to ensure your adoption goals are accomplished and can ensure that all legal requirements are met.
Adoptions can be simple agreements or more difficult and complex proceedings. In all adoptions in Tennessee, the termination of the biological and legal parental rights of the parents is necessary. All adoptions, with the exception of relatives, necessitate the physical custody of the child for six months prior to the finalization of the adoption. This period of time is for an agency to report to the adoption court their findings and evaluation of the child’s placement in the new home.
There are several types of adoptions:
- Private/Independent Adoptions
- Adult Adoptions
- Step-Parent Adoptions
- Relative Adoptions
- International Adoptions
- Agency (Private or Public) Adoptions
- Same-sex family adoptions
Adoptions are technical and demanding, and the attorneys of the Law Office of Stephen A. Burroughs are prepared to go the extra mile to ensure we cover all bases when representing clients in their adoption proceedings.
Remember that having a lawyer by your side is the best thing you can do in the situations listed above. It means that you are protecting your rights and the rights of children you wish to bring into your family. Ensure that you have an experienced and knowledgeable professional looking out for your and the prospective adopted child’s best interests. Call 865-525-3773 right now and get the lawyers at the Law Office of Stephen A. Burroughs to fight for you.