Adoption: Giving A Child A Forever Home
Welcoming a child into your home can be an exciting process for both you and the child, but it can also be an incredibly long and cumbersome process as well. Tennessee has very specific rules when it comes to the adoption process, which may not be entirely clear to the average person. On top of that, it can become more complicated when parental rights and protective orders are called into question.
At Smith, Lehberger & Bodie, we have thorough knowledge of the adoption process. We’ve personally handled a large number of cases during our time practicing family law in Knoxville, including:
- Open and closed adoptions
- Grandparent adoptions
- Stepparent adoptions
- Interstate adoptions
- Third-party adoptions
- Department of Children’s Services adoptions
- Foster child adoptions
Our firm puts the focus on the child. As you and your family are planning for your next chapter, we can help you complete the adoption process as quickly as possible.
Adopting A Grandchild? We Make The Process Easy.
As a grandparent, you are there for your grandchildren when their parents cannot be. When the situation arises that you need to legally adopt your grandchildren in order to make the life decisions necessary for their well-being, you should not be worried about the legal process ahead of you.
Our lawyers make adoption easy. When you obtain our services, you can rest assured that every part of the adoption process is being taken care of as efficiently as possible, and in accordance with the law. We stand by your side through the entire adoption process, so you can simply take care of your grandchildren.
Whether you’re about to start the adoption process or are simply in need of legal guidance from a skilled attorney, we are eager to help. Call 865-643-8626 to set up an initial consultation, or reach out online to get started.