Houston International Adoption Lawyers
If you want to pursue international adoption, you will need a lawyer to help you navigate all the complexities of the law. Many families want to provide joy and love to a child born outside the United States, but doing so requires an understanding of complex international laws. Adopting a child from another country can make the process slower and more difficult, particularly for those who attempt to handle the adoption on their own.
With the help of the Houston international adoption attorneys at Holmes, Diggs & Sadler, you can speed up the process and avoid any crucial mistakes. We understand your desire to adopt a child, and we have the experience to make sure the child of your dreams is brought home to join your family as quickly as possible.
If you are ready to pursue international adoption, bring your case to Holmes, Diggs & Sadler so that we can make sure the process goes smoothly. Contact us at (713) 802-1777 to find out more about how we can help.
How a Lawyer Can Help with Your International Adoption
International adoption has a higher level of complexity than adoption within the country. International adoptions fall under complex international laws, and to make sure you follow the legal process, you will need the assistance of a lawyer with experience in similar cases.
This process may involve either following international laws or the laws of the country you are adopting from, depending on whether a country participates in the Hague Convention. Your attorney will be able to ascertain which laws govern the adoption process for your child, and they can make sure you accurately follow the process as efficiently as possible so that your child can be brought home soon.
Why Choose Holmes, Diggs & Sadler?
When you are dealing with legal systems beyond your local government, there is a far higher chance of mistakes and far less chance of forgiveness for errors. Adopting this child from their home country is incredibly important to you, so you do not want to risk that adoption going wrong by trusting the wrong lawyer.
When you come to Holmes, Diggs & Sadler, you’ll be working with experienced lawyers that know how to pursue this process, no matter the country of origin for the child. We bring decades of experience to every international adoption case, and our large team allows us to draw on a wide variety of knowledge and talent.
Our firm has won numerous awards, including regularly being named some of Houston’s Top Lawyers, because we provide more than just the experience and knowledge you require. We also handle your case with a sense of compassion and understanding. We know what this means to you, and we take pride in being the ones who bring your family together, no matter the legal obstacles.
Frequently Asked Questions About International Adoption
Families considering international adoption often have a lot of questions about the process. To help guide those families to the right choice, here are some answers to some of the most frequently asked questions (FAQs) we hear.
How long does an international adoption take?
The process depends on the country of the child’s birth. Adoptions can take as little as a few months or as long as a couple of years. To learn more about the restrictions and the wait time for a particular country, contact us for more information.
What is the Hague Convention for International Adoption?
The Hague Convention is an international set of laws that govern how a child is adopted between countries, but only 75 countries have signed on to these rules. One of the signatories is the United States, so if the other country also follows the Hague Convention, the Hague Convention will set the rules and terms for the adoption. The Hague Convention for International Adoption was designed to provide a single set of rules for international adoptions that also help avoid the risks of human trafficking.
Do I need a visa for the child?
When you bring your child to the United States, they will initially need a visa to enter the country. To find out how to go about obtaining this visa, contact Holmes, Diggs & Sadler.
Will the child receive citizenship?
The child, once fully adopted and within the country, will be able to apply for citizenship.
If you have any other questions about the international adoption process, don’t hesitate to contact us.
We Can Help You Start Your Family Today
Bringing a child from another country into your family is one of the most rewarding things you can do, but the process is incredibly challenging. To do so successfully, you will need a lawyer’s assistance.
If you are interested in pursuing an international adoption, Holmes, Diggs & Sadler is here to help. Contact our adoption lawyers at (713) 802-1777 so we can start the process of bringing that child home today.