Welcoming a new member to your family is an exciting and life-changing process. Every year, thousands of U.S. couples adopt internationally. When you choose to participate in inter-country adoption, you must consider both the laws of the child’s home country and the laws in the United States. There are different procedures required during international adoption, and a skilled family law attorney can provide you with the legal guidance you need to complete this process in the most efficient and timely way possible.
Requirements Needed for International Adoption
In order to bring a child back to live with you in the United States, you must meet certain requirements. Some basic requirements include:
- U.S. Citizenship
- Unmarried couples must be at least 25 years of age
- Married couples must jointly adopt the child, and spouse must be a U.S. citizen or have legal status in the U.S.
- Must pass criminal background checks, fingerprinting, and a home analysis
As there are double the amount of laws and procedures required for international adoption, a lot of patience is necessary for the adopting couple. Fortunately, a Denton family law attorney may help ease your burden, so the process doesn’t overwhelm you.
Contact a Denton Family Law Attorney For Help
If you’re ready to take the next step in expanding your family, the Denton family law attorneys with Alexander & Associates are ready to make your dreams a reality. Our Denton lawyers have the skill and attention to detail that is required for adoption cases, and we are prepared to give you the diligent attention you need throughout your journey. Contact our offices at (972) 420-6560 today to begin discussing your options.