A Law Firm Helping Families Grow Through Adoption
Many aspects of family law necessarily involve families going through difficult and painful (but ultimately necessary) transitions. Adoption is a whole different matter. There’s nothing like the feeling of bringing a new member into your family and creating a stable and loving home for children who might not otherwise have one. Adoption can be a difficult process, but one with a joyful ending.
At Lusk Law Firm, LLC, we are proud to help families grow in number and in love. Mobile adoption attorney Robert Lusk brings 34 years of family law experience to each case. As such, he can help identify any roadblocks you are likely to encounter and ensure that the process is as smooth as it can be.
Close Support For All Stages Of Adoption
Adoption creates a legally recognized bond and confers the same inheritance rights and support obligations as a biological child. Our firm can help you with all legal aspects of the adoption process, including:
- Counseling the adoptive parents or the birth mother through paperwork
- Preparing for pre-placement interviews
- Preparing for a home study
- Stepparent adoptions
- Closed or open adoption
- Termination of parental rights (necessary for stepparent adoptions)
- Grandparent adoption (or other extended family)
- Assisting same-sex parents with adoption and/or second adoption in compliance with Alabama laws
If you are considering going through the private adoption process, you need to prepare yourself for a lot of work – and that’s before the child even arrives. In all, there are about 30 hours of meetings and many hoops to jump through to demonstrate your parenting abilities and commitment. Mr. Lusk is ready to guide you through the entire adoption process in Alabama, letting you know what to expect and how to prepare for each phase.
Keeping Children Within One Family Through Guardianship And Third-Party Adoption
There are sometimes cases in which, for a variety of reasons, neither biological parent is able to care for the child or children. Kids facing that reality could easily end up in the foster care system, unless other family members have the desire and capacity to take them in. To be eligible to adopt or gain guardianship of a minor relative, you need to demonstrate to the court that you have the ability to care for children and that you are committed to their best interests.
Our firm is proud to help extended families gain guardianship or go through the third-party adoption process to ensure that children can stay with families they know and love.
Contact Us To Learn More About How We Can Help
With offices in Mobile and Fairhope, Lusk Law Firm serves family law clients throughout Alabama. To discuss your adoption plans with Robert Lusk and learn how he can put his experience to work for you, call us at 251-471-8017 or send us an email.