Avoiding The Legal Pitfalls Of International Adoption
International adoption provides loving couples and families in the United States the opportunity to expand their families by adopting orphans and children from other parts of the world. This can be a very lengthy and complicated process, taking years in many cases.
It is critical that you work with an attorney who is focused on immigration issues and this form of adoption, knowledgeable of all that must be done to complete a successful adoption. Each country has its own list of requirements, documentation and necessary protocol to complete before an adoption can be finalized.
At the Law Office of Irene G. Mugambi, P.C., we have helped many clients welcome children into their family through adoption from a wide range of countries and circumstances. Our attorneys are committed to acting as your advocate throughout the process, dedicated to covering every detail. Our firm is highly knowledgeable of all that must be considered and accomplished, and we will help you avoid mistakes and pitfalls.
Conducting Child Adoptions Internationally With Families Throughout Texas
Each international adoption is different, largely dependent on the child’s country of origin. If the child was born in a country that is covered in the Hague Convention, the adoption must strictly apply with all rules of the Hague Adoption Convention and the Intercountry Adoption Act. These laws are intended to protect children around the world from being trafficked or enslaved, but with that comes a lengthy list of requirements. We are deeply familiar with these acts and can provide you with the representation you need to successfully navigate those requirements.
Adoptions involving children from non-Hague Convention countries must still adhere to certain requirements and protocol. Again, this is dependent on the child’s country of origin. We will be able to assess all necessary steps and help you complete the adoption as efficiently as possible.
We Keep Up-To-Date With All Legal Changes
Starting July 14, 2014, agencies that facilitate international adoption must have a certain accreditation, which includes seeking legal liaison or representation to verify the authenticity of all documentation involved. Our lawyers routinely assist agencies and adopting families in this process and all verifications required.