An adoption proceeding can be a very time-consuming process. There are many legal boundaries that make adoption difficult, however, that does not mean it is impossible. When you have a skilled Dayton adoption attorney such as William Miller on your side, proceeding with an adoption becomes a much more plausible reality. Below you will find the details about adoption and the process below so that you know exactly how to begin and follow through with the adoption process.

What is adoption?

Adoption is a legal process wherein parental rights are terminated with a biological parent and parental rights are created in another person. Adoption can encompass a variety of situations, one of which being a step-parent gaining legal rights of a step-child and officially adopting him or her. Other adoption instances can include agency adoptions and non-relative adoptions as well as grandparent adoptions. Once an adoption is complete, the adoptive parents receive complete parental rights over the child.

What is the adoption process?

The first step in the adoption process is for the adoptee (the child to be adopted) is placed in the home of the adoptive parents. Once this has been completed, the parental rights of the biological mother and/or father are terminated. Termination of legal parental rights is a legal process that involves court proceedings and a judge ruling that the birthparents are not legally bound to the child anymore. It is essential for the termination of parental rights to happen before you adopt. Most Probate Courts in Ohio require an attorney to be involved in an adoption due to the legal risk involved in an adoption. Legal risk is when a child is placed in the care of the adoptive parents before the child is legally declared available for adoption (which happens only after the birthparents’ termination of parental rights). Among many other steps to the adoption process, there are specific adoption and appeal laws pertaining specifically pertaining to the state of Ohio, and this is the reason it is absolutely necessary to get the legal assistance of an Ohio adoption attorney like William who knows the Ohio Adoption Laws and out and can give you effective legal counsel that will result in a successful adoption.

The adoption process is oftentimes a legal snafu, that is not the easiest legal process to maneuver through; however, having a knowledgeable and committed attorney to guide you through the process makes it a much less stressful and much more successful procedure. Call William today to see how he can help you move forward with an adoption.