A joint adoption involves the adoption of a child by a couple in which neither member of the couple was previously the parent of the child. Following the Supreme Court’s landmark decision on Obergefell v. Hodges, which made same-sex marriage legal, there are fewer restrictions for same-sex couples in Texas who wish to jointly adopt a child. Since the process of jointly adopting a child can be quite cumbersome, it is often wise to hire an attorney who can help you work through every required step. If you and your same-sex partner are ready to take on parenting by adopting a child in need in the Houston area, get in touch with an attorney at Holmes, Diggs & Sadler.
Types of Adoptions for Same-Sex Couples
There are several methods of adoption that can offer unique benefits to you and your partner. The following types of adoption are available to same-sex couples in Texas looking to start or expand their family:
- International adoptions
- Closed adoptions
- Open adoptions
- Independent adoptions
The prospect of adopting a child can be very exciting, but there are many steps involved in the process. Our attorneys at Holmes, Diggs & Sadler would like to help connect you and your partner with a child that you can love and provide for.
Contact a Same-Sex Adoption Attorney in Houston Today
If you would like more information about the joint adoption process, contact the Houston adoption lawyers at Holmes, Diggs & Sadler. We’re prepared to help you work through the process every step of the way. Call our Houston office at [phone- number today.