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Birmingham Grandparent Adoption Lawyers
Adoption Attorneys Serving Birmingham, Hoover & the Counties of Shelby, Jefferson & Saint Clair
Thousands of children are cared for by their grandparents in Alabama. This number expands into the millions nationwide. Grandparents become the primary caretakers of their grandchildren for several reasons, ranging from informal agreements arranged between them and the child’s parents, being made legal guardians of their grandchildren, or having their grandchildren placed with them instead of foster care by a state child welfare entity. However, many grandparents choose to solidify these short-term arrangements into a legal relationship that gives them all of the rights needed to ensure that they can permanently raise their grandchildren without interference from others. That can only be done through adoption.
If you wish to give your grandchild(ren) the comfort and stability of a permanent home through a grandparent adoption, we can help. At Magic City Law, LLC, we take pride in bringing families together through adoption. As relatives of the child, the process for grandparents in adopting can be less rigorous, especially if the child has been living with you. Regardless of the circumstances, however, our team is well-versed in relative adoptions and can provide the guidance you need in safely moving through the adoption process.
Speak with one of our Birmingham grandparent adoption attorneys about your legal needs in a confidential consultation. Contact Magic City Law, LLC online or at (205) 509-4766 to get started.
Grandparents often step in to adopt their grandchildren under various circumstances, such as:
- The child’s parent(s) have passed away or become disabled
- The child’s parent(s) have fallen prey to drug or alcohol addiction or mental illness
- The child’s parent(s) have been incarcerated
- The child’s parent(s) are financially unable to care for the child
- The child has suffered abuse or neglect
- The child’s parent(s) are teenagers who do not have the resources to care for a child
- The child has been abandoned
Adoption of your grandchild(ren) in any of these circumstances allows you to give them a much-needed stable home, nurture, and sense of belonging. It also gives you as the grandparent the legal right to make important decisions about the child’s life, such as those relating to education, medical care, religious upbringing, and more. Furthermore, once the adoption is complete, the legality of your relationship with the child prevents any further disruption by other parties.
At Magic City Law, LLC, we can walk you through the adoption process, ensuring that you have the guidance and preparation you need at every phase. Our goal is to successfully bring you and your grandchild(ren) together so that you can move forward in life as a unified family.
Request a consultation with a Birmingham grandparent adoption lawyer by contacting us at (205) 509-4766.