Adoption Attorney In Arizona

We'll help your family add a new member

Adopting a child is an exciting and challenging moment for many Arizona parents. Whether you're looking to add a new member to your family or formalize a relationship with a child who's already in your life, you need an experienced Mesa family law attorney on your side. At Brown, Naegle, Crider & Jensen, we understand how important this is for your family, and we're here to help.

Understanding legal adoptions in Arizona

Adoption is the legal process that gives all the rights, privileges, duties and obligations of a child to adoptive parents who are not the child's birth parents. Once the Order of Adoption is signed at a final hearing, the relationship between the adopted child and the adoptive parent is as though the child had been born to the adoptive parent.

Often, the adopted child is already part of the parents' family in some way. In Arizona, we often see adoptions take place by stepparents looking to adopt their stepchildren or grandparents adopting their grandchildren. Other scenarios include couples who cannot have children of their own or who are choosing to adopt or care for a child to better society.

Attorney Brad Crider will provide the representation you need to complete a successful adoption. We work with both birth parents and adoptive parents to help make the process as simple as possible. Our goal is to take care of the procedures and legal matters so you can focus on the experience of growing your family.

Below are some of the processes we can provide help with:

  • Adoption certification
  • Representation during petition process
  • Gaining consent from natural parents
  • Termination of parental rights
  • Defending parental rights
  • Selection of adoptive parent(s)

Having a knowledgeable and compassionate Mesa adoption attorney on your side can make all the difference as you work to complete the adoption process. Because some adoptions include specific processes that rely on timing and the understanding of the law, it's important to have Brad working for you.

If you're considering adoption or have questions about the process, contact us online or give us a call today at 480-378-9000  to set up your initial free consultation.

3850 E Baseline Rd Suite 112
Mesa, AZ 85206
local phone: (480) 378-9000