Arizona’s Choice for Adoption & Family Law
We are motivated by helping create families and finding the best home possible for children in need.
Adoption is a brave and beautiful choice. It is a testament to love, courage, and selflessness, and it can provide a promising future for both you and your child. Our team offers a non-judgmental, open-hearted space for you to ask questions, express concerns, and feel supported throughout this journey.
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Adopting a child is one of the most rewarding and significant journeys you can undertake. While it can sometimes feel overwhelming, remember, you’re not alone. We’re here to help you navigate the complexities of the adoption process, ensuring your journey to parenthood is as smooth and joyful as possible.
Juvenile law, sometimes referred to as children’s law, primarily encompasses the actions and well-being of individuals who are not yet adults. In the state of Arizona, a “juvenile” is defined as a person who is under the age of 18.
Whether you need help with termination of parental rights, dependency, or guardianship, we’re here to guide you through the process every step of the way.
Becoming a foster parent can be a life-changing and rewarding experience. While it certainly presents its unique challenges, the joy and fulfillment it brings are unparalleled. We are here to guide you through each step, provide necessary training, and connect you with a supportive community of other foster parents.
Navigating family law can feel overwhelming, but remember, it’s a journey you needn’t embark on alone. We’re here to guide you through each stage of the legal process, advocating for your rights and working tirelessly to achieve the best outcome possible for you and your family.
Estate planning involves various components like creating a will, setting up trusts, designating power of attorney, and establishing your healthcare directives, among others. While estate planning can seem complex and even daunting, it’s a critical step to ensuring that your wishes are honored, and your loved ones are provided for in your absence.
We are here to guide you through every step of the estate planning process, making it as seamless and straightforward as possible.
Frequently Asked Questions
Answers to the Questions We Get Asked Most
What is the first step in my adoption plan?
Call us today at (480)420-2900. We will arrange to meet with you at a time and place that is convenient for you. You do not need to come to us. We admire any pregnant woman who is brave enough to recognize that parenting may not be the right decision for her.
What if I do not have transportation for my medical and counseling appointments?
How do I pay my medical expenses?
May I receive living expenses?
Your health and welfare during your pregnancy are of paramount importance to everyone concerned. Living expenses are approved by the court and depend on your needs. You will create a budget with one of our attorneys and we will submit it to the court for approval. The court approves most reasonable expenses, such as rent, utilities, transportation, food, and other basic necessities. The court wants to make sure that you and your unborn baby remain healthy and safe.
What if I don’t know who the father of my child is?
Can I have an open adoption?
How do I explain this decision to my friends and family?
What communication will I have with the adopting family during the pregnancy?
Who can adopt?
What is ICPC?
What are the requirements for adopting a child?
A complete social history
Financial status and stability
Physical and mental health
Any court actions against you regarding either child abuse or child abandonment
The ability (including the ability of every adult member of a household) to successfully pass a fingerprint-based record check for criminal history
What are the laws regarding same sex adoption is Arizona?
Can you adopt a baby for free?
Can an open adoption become closed?
Can a single parent adopt in Arizona?
What does it cost to adopt a baby?
Attorney fees for the birth parents
Attorney fees for the adoptive parents
Medical expenses associated with the pregnancy and delivery of baby
Living expenses to help with expectant mothers needs during pregnancy
Counseling services for the expectant mother
How much does it cost to adopt a child from foster care?
How long does it take to adopt a child from foster care?
Can you terminate a father's parental rights?
- There must be grounds for termination
- The termination must be in the child’s best interests
Can you sign your rights away and not pay child support?
What is the process of a divorce?
What are the grounds for divorce?
Is it better to have a Will or Living Trust?
What is a living trust or family trust?
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