Adoption can be a very complex issue that aside from the joy and happiness that comes with it, also has a legal element that cannot be ignored. It is important during the adoption process that all the legal requirements are done properly in accordance with the Nevada law.
Adoptions of non-blood related children have significant more hurdles than an adoption of an existing relative or a step-child. Adoption agencies, in cooperation with attorneys, work with parties adopting non-relatives to ensure the proper procedures are followed. These adoptions usually require home studies and can take several months or more to complete.
Adoption of blood relatives or step children is a much easier and faster process, provided the biological parent consents to the adoption. Without consent to adoption from the biological parent you must first have the parental rights of that parent terminated. This is a completely separate legal process.
At McFarling Law Group we handle consent based adoptions of blood relatives or step-children. We recommend other types of adoptions to be coordinated through an adoption agency.
If you have questions or would like to schedule a consultation with an adoption attorney in Las Vegas, Nevada, please call 702.565.4335 to make an appointment.