Parents throughout Texas are turning to countries outside of the United States to find children to adopt and make their families complete. International adoption is a wonderful way to bring parents and children together, but it is also accompanied by an extremely complex legal process that requires the representation of an experienced Houston international adoption lawyer.
At Laura Dale & Associates, our attention to detail and careful preparation serve our clients well in international adoptions. We also have extensive experience in Hague cases and have been called as an expert witness in numerous instances.
We Understand The Complex Rules
In an international adoption, there are numerous rules and regulations that must be followed exactly for the adoption to be valid. In addition to satisfying the adoption requirements in Texas, adoptive parents must also obtain an immigrant visa for the adopted child. Once the child enters the United States, he or she will be granted citizenship, but it is important to make sure this is handled properly to avoid complications.
Another critical component is making sure the adoption complies with the Hague Convention for International Adoptions. This convention is designed to end the practice of child abduction and trafficking. If every component of the adoption arrangement is not handled according to regulation, it could result in the entire adoption being declared invalid.
Avoid Complications For Your International Adoption
With so many critical and complex issues, it is not advisable to go without experienced legal counsel. To learn how we can help you protect your family in an international adoption, contact us today.