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ADOPTION

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EXPERIENCED KNOXVILLE ADOPTION LAWYER

SERVING KNOX AND SURROUNDING COUNTIES

Adoption is when you transfer the legal rights of a child's biological parents to the current or adoption parents. This includes the voluntary surrender or involuntary termination of the child's biological parent's rights. Don't let the stress and anxiety of the adoption process get in your way. Hiring a lawyer who will be in your corner is important for navigation and giving you peace of mind.

WHO CAN ADOPT IN TENNESSEE?

The basic requirements to adopt in Tennessee include:

  • You must be at least 18 years old

  • You must have lived in Tennessee for six (6) months or more

  • You must be financially able to provide

  • You will be a good parent

WHAT ARE THE DIFFERENT TYPES OF ADOPTION?

There are three (3) types of adoption in Tennessee for minors:

Regular Adoption - requires the termination of parental rights for both parents, consideration of the best interest of the child, a home study, and a minimum six month waiting period.

Stepparent Adoption - requires the termination of the parental rights for one parent, consideration of the best interest of the child, and in some cases a minimum six month waiting period. This does NOT require a home study.

Relative Adoption - only requires the termination of parental rights for both parents and consideration of the best interest of the child. 

HOW CAN JENNIFER HELP?

Jennifer is an experienced adoption lawyer who can represent you in your adoption while offering understanding and compassion. You are NOT alone. Call Jennifer today to schedule a consultation.

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