Compassionate Lawyers Facilitating Adoptions

Adoption is the process of becoming a legal parent to a child who is not your biological child. Adoption can be one of the greatest adventures that a family or individual will ever pursue. It can also be one of the most complex and emotional experiences of their lives. With a successful adoption, you can change a child's life and provide him or her with a home that provides opportunity and the chance for a renewed sense of hope.

The Law Office of Patricia A. Hendrickson, a Huntington Beach law firm that concentrates on family law, serves individuals, couples and families throughout Orange County who need representation regarding an adoption case. Our lawyers understand California adoption law.

Helping You Navigate The System

As you pursue adoption, our attorneys can help you navigate the stressful road ahead and steer clear of error that could result in a negative result. People pursuing adoption must use caution to ensure that they meet the strict qualifications required for consideration. That includes thorough, correct paperwork and timely filing of all court documents.

Once an adoption is finalized, the child's adoptive parents retain all legal rights and responsibilities possessed in a parent-child relationship. The new relationship is permanent and works in the same manner as a typical relationship between a parent and child. Different types of adoption exist for the various circumstances of an individual's life.

Domestic and international adoptions are the two broad categories that cover the various types of adoption cases. Stepparents or same-sex couples wishing to adopt can pursue a domestic adoption. International adoptions exist for couples or individuals wishing to adopt a child from abroad.

Contact The Law Office of Patricia A. Hendrickson

No matter what type of adoption you wish to pursue, the steps can be complex and frustrating. As you pursue this opportunity, the knowledgeable, compassionate legal advisors of The Law Office of Patricia A. Hendrickson can help you through each stage of the process. Our dependability, teamwork, and engagement can benefit your case. Contact us today to learn more.