Guiding You Through Adoption In Louisiana
Officially making a child part of your family is a momentous event. However, you must meet many legal requirements to make that event happen. The paperwork itself can be daunting, and if the biological parent refuses to cooperate, it can make the situation even harder.
The good news is that you don’t have to navigate the adoption process on your own. You can turn to Sanchez Burke, L.L.C., for assistance in the Lake Charles area and throughout Louisiana. Founding attorney Walter M. Sanchez is a board-certified family law specialist who has been honored with that title for more than 20 years. You can count on him and the rest of his team to help you with:
- Stepparent or grandparent adoptions
- Foster care adoptions
- Agency adoptions
- Private adoptions
- International adoptions
- Domestic/U.S. adoptions
Are You Adopting A Stepchild Or Grandchild?
Some of the most common types of adoptions are intrafamily, or between family members. For instance, you may have married someone with kids and now want to make your spouse’s children your own. Or, you may be a grandparent who needs to step in and raise your grandchildren because the parents are too young, have drug addiction issues or are abusive.
No matter the situation, you can rely on Sanchez Burke, L.L.C., to explain the legal details and to walk you through each step. If the biological parents must consent to the adoption, we can help you pursue that consent in an amicable manner. We also have experience with the involuntary termination of parental rights, when biological parents are unwilling or unable to cooperate.