The Kansas Adoption Process
Adoption is one of the most important family law matters. Whether you’re hoping to adopt a current family member from their legal guardian or you’re passionate about helping in the world’s orphanage crisis, the process can be time-consuming.
In Kansas, there are a variety of adoption types — from stepparent adoption to international adoption to agency adoption. Regardless of your case’s type, these are the steps you will likely follow:
- Obtain adoption consent. Both parents of the child in question must consent to the adoption — unless the parents have had their parental rights terminated.
- Undergo evaluation. Everything from your home to your lifestyle will be considered to ensure that you are fit to be the legal guardian for the child in question.
- Hold an adoption hearing. Provided that the birth parents consent and you do well on the evaluation, the remaining step is to hold an adoption hearing before the court.
Each of these steps can become complicated and emotional. As you seek to make your adoption dream become reality, it’s crucial to have a compassionate family attorney on your side.