If you’re a grandparent raising a child without a legal right to guardianship, you might run into roadblocks concerning everything from providing insurance to enrolling in a local school. When you’re providing the care for a grandchild, obtaining legal parental rights through adoption can be a valuable step. Grandparent adoption is an excellent option for situations wherein a parent gives consent for the grandparent to raise the child, or Child Protective Services provides the placement. If you’re currently raising a grandchild in your home and want to proceed with an adoption in Texas, Austin grandparent adoption lawyer Abraham Kant can help.
When grandparents take over care of a grandchild, they are in effect parents: They provide a safe and loving home, they take the child to school and extracurricular activities, they ensure the child goes to the doctor. However, they lack the legal rights that come with guardianship. Having the legal rights and recognition that come with adoption can be hugely beneficial. There are several benefits to adopting a grandchild:
In Texas, there is a formal process that dictates an adoption proceeding. Here’s what you can expect when seeking parental rights as a grandparent:
Although the adoption process can seem relatively straightforward, it requires the assistance of an experienced family law attorney. Abraham Kant has successfully helped grandparents with their adoption needs. He will aggressively defend the best interests of the child, should there be issues with the termination of parental rights and work hard to defend the rights of families. For more information on grandparent adoption or to schedule a free initial consultation with Abraham Kant, please contact us.