Navigating The Challenges Of Foster Parent Adoption
After supporting a child as a foster parent and watching him or her grow over time, you are ready to set your relationship in stone through adoption. However, the adoption process is not always a smooth transition. Along the way, you may have questions about changing the child’s name and birth certificate, adoption subsidies and contested adoption cases.
No matter what curveballs the adoption process throws your way, Bruce & Bruce can help you figure out how to address them. Our attorneys, Rebecca and Steven Bruce, have adopted four children of their own. We understand what adoption means to your family. Our law firm confronts the difficulties and celebrates the joys with you.
Adoption Litigation For Foster Parents
A biological parent or relative of the child may step forth to prevent the adoption. If another party contests the adoption, litigation could be an effective way to resolve the conflict. You do not need to give up the parent-child relationship you developed without a fight.
During litigation, your lawyer can argue in your favor regarding:
- The biological parent or relative’s prior lack of financial or emotional support for the child
- Whether the other party is unfit to raise and provide for the child
- Prior history or presence of danger in the other party’s home, such as substance abuse or domestic violence
An adoption dispute can make foster parents worry that they might lose the child they have grown to love and cherish. Bruce & Bruce will stand with you throughout this time, offering support and legal talent. Steven Bruce is a skilled litigator, and Rebecca Bruce is one of the state’s premier adoption attorneys. Together, we can work with you to overcome the challenges.
Determine The Next Steps
Whether you need help with simple paperwork or you need a comprehensive litigation strategy, we can be your guide. Reach out to our Muncie office at 765-876-3392 or through our website to schedule a consultation today.
Rebecca founded Adoption Connections. This is a separate, not-for-profit organization that assists expectant parents with making adoption plans and receiving emotional and practical support throughout the entire process (both before and after placement) and which provides a monthly support group for adoptive parents.