Bloomfield, Missouri Adoption Lawyer Manages Legal Aspects
Determined to help families achieve their goals
Adopting a child brings happiness to families, but a biological parent’s
change of heart or a legal setback can turn a joyous occasion into a
stressful ordeal. Tweedy Law Office, LLC handles the complex legal
procedures and frustrating red tape of the adoption process so you can
focus on your new family member.
We help clients with the following areas of adoption:
Termination of parental rights
Foster parent/subsidized adoptions
Termination of parental rights
Stories abound about birth parents challenging an adoption after it is
finalized. These well-publicized news accounts reflect a real fear for
adoptive parents. The suffering associated with a badly-handled adoption
affects everybody involved — the adoptive parents, the birth parents and
the children who are caught in the middle. We ensure that both the birth
and adoptive parents’ rights are respected so that the end result is a
final adoption that cannot be challenged. We substantiate that the birth
parents consent to the adoption freely and voluntarily to avoid claims
of fraud, duress and coercion that can be grounds for restoring a birth
The biological father has the same rights as the biological mother in
deciding whether to voluntarily terminate parental rights. Missouri laws
seek to balance the father’s rights with the well-being of the child
through a paternity registry. The process prevents the unsettling
disruption of a child’s life caused by a father’s parental claims after
the adoption’s finalization. A man who knows or believes he is the
father of a child can apply to the putative father registry to receive
notices of judicial proceedings related to the child, including those
associated with the adoption process. Mr. Tweedy take all necessary
steps to confirm that the father provides consent or that no father is
registered with the database.
Types of adoption
An open adoption agreement permits the biological family to maintain a
relationship with the child. The terms of the agreement can include any
level of involvement ranging from regular visits to yearly snapshots
exchanged by mail. A closed adoption protects the identity of the
biological parents and the child, but may include disclosure of
essential information such as the child’s heritage and medical history.
Foster parent adoptions
Many foster parents start caring for a child on a temporary basis but
soon realize that their lives would not be the same without that child
and want to make the placement permanent if the biological parents are
not taking the steps necessary for the child to be returned home.
Often times, the state of Missouri will assist with payment of attorney
fees associated with the adoption, as well as a continued monthly
stipend after the adoption is completed to the adoptive parents, and
continued medical care for the child. Mr. Tweedy aggressively
works to speed up the process and overcome any obstacles. His goal is to
help you finalize the adoption as soon as legally possible.
Contact Missouri adoption attorneys
Tweedy Law Office, LLC is located in Bloomfield, Missouri and serves
clients in Missouri. Call 573-568-4000 or contact
us online to schedule a consultation.
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