Memphis Tennessee Adoption Lawyer

Memphis, Tennessee Adoption Lawyer

Stepparent Adoption • Relative Adoption • Third-Party Adoption

The Becker Law Offices helps families take care of the legal aspects of adopting. Our goal is thorough and efficient handling of the paperwork and court proceedings, and a smooth transition.

Whether you are formally adopting a child who already lives with you, or you are bringing a new baby or child into the fold, attorney Misty D. Becker works to anticipate and overcome any legal barriers. She practices family law in the Memphis area and throughout Shelby and the surrounding Counties. Call 901.881.6205 for an initial consultation.

Stepparent Adoption

The stepparent adoption procedure in Tennessee can be complex, even if the natural parent is not contesting it. Terminating a parent's rights is a big step. Ms. Becker handles the paperwork for termination of parental rights, covering all the bases to satisfy the court's requirements that the absent or unfit parent had notice and an opportunity to object.

Intra-Family Adoption

Adoption by a grandparent or other relative also requires substantial documentation. The court needs to be assured that the parent is unfit by legal standards, and that the grandparent, aunt, uncle or an older sibling has been the child's caregiver and has the means to support the child.  

In some cases, it may just be that the parent has decided for "legal purposes" the child would be better of being adopted by a relative and all the family members are in agreement.  Ms. Becker will then work with the family to make sure that the appropriate action is being taken and all the needs of the child are being met with the adoption.

Third-Party Adoption

Most private adoptions are arranged through an adoption agency. If you have arranged directly with the natural mother to adopt, Misty  D. Becker can speak with you regarding the adoption agreement to protect your legal interests. She guides you through the court-ordered home study and the intensive paperwork.

Please note that we do not handle international adoptions.  However, if you would like to contact my office, I will be happy to refer you to a qualified attorney to handle your case.

Adoptions should be a happy occasion, and the attorneys and staff of Becker Law Offices are glad to help. Contact our Memphis office today to arrange a consultation.

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Becker Law Firm • 5100 Poplar Ave Ste 2606 • Memphis, TN 38137 • Phone: 901.881.6205
Becker Law Office of Memphis, Tennessee represents clients in the Metro Area and West Tennessee, including Cordova, Germantown, Collierville, Lakeland, Millington, Somerville, Covington, Paris, Nashville, Savannah, Jackson, Union City, Dyersburg, McKenzie and all communities of Shelby County, Fayette County and Tipton County.
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