Gilbert Adoption Attorney

Formalizing a relationship between parent and child is one of the most rewarding areas of our family law practice. While divorce can divide loved ones, adoption brings family members together. If you are planning to adopt a child, Terry J. Fong Law Group will be at your side throughout the entire process.

Bringing Together Family Members From Chandler and Central Arizona

Adoption is a challenging maze of complexities that requires legal help from an experienced family law attorney. Our attorneys handle various adoptions that include:

  • Stepparent adoptions are the most common. In many cases, they have been actively parenting the child for a significant amount of time. Adoption makes it legal and permanent. The legal recognition allows stepparents to assert their rights as a parent should something happen to the custodial birth parent.
  • Relative adoptions involving grandparents, uncles, aunts or adult siblings can be emotionally charged, especially if the birth parents are still alive. The biological mother and father must consent for the adoption to move forward. If they do not, our attorneys take steps to terminate their parental rights, especially if there is physical, emotional or chemical abuse in the family.