At Woodley & Dudley, we know that being a family is about much more than just biology, and we’ve helped many families across Central Texas navigate and come together through the adoption process. Depending on the specific circumstances of your case, the adoption process can be quite complex, and, throughout the process, it’s critical to ensure that you have a legal advocate on your side who will protect your rights and promote your family’s best interests.

In any adoption, there are specific rules and procedures that must be complied with and followed. Oversights or mistakes made during the adoption process can cause delays that result in your family experiencing unnecessary worry and, in some cases, can even jeopardize your ability to proceed with an adoption.

Helping Your Family Navigate the Adoption Process

Our skilled family law and adoption attorneys understand that a lot is at stake for your family and that the adoption process can be confusing, frustrating and stressful. Let us be your guides and advocates through this process. We are here to answer your questions, advise you about your options, make sure that the necessary assessments and reports are completed and filed, and represent you at any court hearings.

We are experienced with adoption procedures and rules and regularly assist families who wish to complete the following types of adoptions:

  • Stepparent adoptions
  • Foster care adoptions
  • Private adoptions
  • Agency adoptions

In adoption cases involving children who have been the victims of neglect or abuse, our attorneys are experienced in working with Child Protective Services. We understand the sensitive and urgent circumstances these types of cases involve and take these factors into consideration when working to expedite and complete the adoption process.

How to Become a Foster Parent in Texas? 

Becoming a foster parent in Texas is a rewarding way to positively impact the lives of children who have been removed from their homes due to abuse, neglect, or other difficult circumstances. The process of becoming a foster parent in Texas is regulated by the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services (DFPS), and it typically involves attending an informational meeting, completing a series of training classes, completing a home study, being licensed, and then be matched with a child. It is important to note that becoming a foster parent is a serious commitment that requires a lot of time, energy, and dedication. However, for those willing to open their hearts and homes to children in need, becoming a foster parent can be one of the most rewarding experiences of their lives. It is advisable to contact your local DFPS office or foster care organization to get more information on the specific requirements and steps in becoming a foster parent in your area. 

Every Child Deserves to Be Loved and Supported ♦ Call Us Today

Call a family law lawyer at our office today at (325) 246-3250. You can also submit your information via our online contact form, and we’ll reach out to you. We offer free initial consultations.

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