In order to adopt your child, both of his/her biological parents must relinquish their parental rights. In some cases, you will need to ask the parent to voluntarily relinquish his/her rights. In other cases, you will be able to move forward without the parent’s consent.
Termination of parental rights is a complicated legal issue. It is important to have a lawyer experienced in adoption law represent your interests as a prospective adoptive parent. At Parker and Parker, we have practiced adoption law for more than 35 years. We understand the nuances in the law and what needs to happen before you can take your child home.