For this #FamilyFriday article, the attorneys at ERA Law Group, LLC want to talk about adoption. Adoption is the legal process of creating a parent and child relationship. Adoption can take place in many forms. For example, a stepparent may be adopting their partner’s child or perhaps grandparents are looking to adopt a grandchild. Many people tend to think of adoption involving a minor child but don’t know that adults can also be adopted. Establishing the parent/child relationship is important on an emotional level but also serves a legal and financial purpose. An adopted child can receive state and federal benefits of their parents that without the adoption only a biological child would be entitled to receive.
The process of adopting, unlike many other court appearances, is usually joyous. After gathering the required paperwork and filing the petition, all parties appear before a Judge and celebrate the new and legally recognized family. There are also adoption proceedings that are contested by a biological parent and don’t carry the same joyous feeling. In either case, finding an attorney to help you through the legal process is beneficial in creating or maintaining your family.
Taking the necessary steps to protect your family is important and ERA Law Group, LLC wants to help! Call us today at (443) 906-3566!