Adoption of a child can be one of life’s most joyous experiences. Bringing a new child into your family or adopting a grandchild or stepchild should be a happy time. The legal hurdles of adoption, however, are difficult to face alone. Adopting may require the termination of at least one parent’s rights. And the court may scrutinize the history of the adopting parents to ensure that the adoption is in the best interests of the minor child. The attorneys at Utah Divorce Firm can walk you through the adoption process so you feel confident knowing that you have an advocate to resolve all of the legal technicalities.
Who Can Adopt Under Utah Adoption Laws?
Married couples, including stepparents and parents of foster children, can adopt.
Grandparents can adopt grandchildren when parents are unfit or in the case of death or disease.
Single persons under certain criteria.
Cohabitating couples and same-sex couples cannot adopt in Utah.
Adoption of adults may be necessary or desired.
Salt Lake City, Orem, Provo, Ogden, Sandy Adoption Attorney
Hiring a family law attorney gives you the best chance to efficiently complete the adoption process. Please call Utah Divorce Firm at (801) 424-5280 and let us assist you in minimizing the stress of the process so you can enjoy this happy time.