Shreveport Adoption Attorney
When you are ready to expand your family, pursuing an adoption can be an exciting, yet challenging, experience. Although the adoption process may seem difficult, our firm is committed to helping people complete their adoption so they can enjoy their time as a family.
Helping Louisiana Families Complete Adoptions
At the Shreveport law office of Carl Henry Franklin, Attorney at Law, many of the adoptions we assist with involve grandparents or other family members taking on legal responsibility of young children whose parents are in prison or have died.
Sometimes called “intrafamily adoptions,” or often referred to as “grandparent adoptions,” these cases can benefit from the assistance of a skilled lawyer. Whether gathering consent from an imprisoned parent, to working with social workers, we have 35 years of experience and know how to guide clients through the entire adoption process.
More Than Just Your Attorney, We Counsel You Through Your Adoption
For grandparents, other family members or stepparents, the responsibility of adoption is often well-understood. For others wishing to adopt, the process of filing and completing an adoption requires more than just willingness; it also requires attention to detail and dedication to the child’s best interests.
Some of the issues we commonly assist with include:
- Preparing for and going through the home study or home investigation
- Understanding the differences between agency, private and public adoptions
- Understanding “open” and “closed” adoptions
- Explaining the potential costs involved with adoptions
- Obtaining consent from biological parents
Reach Out To Our Firm To Learn Your Options During Adoption
Whether you are a grandparent or stepparent attempting to adopt a child who has been in your care for months, or you are pursuing an agency adoption to grow your family, we possess the experience and wealth of resources to help you achieve your goals.