Foster Care Adoption
Although foster care is designed to be a temporary place for children who have been removed from their homes, some foster parents develop strong bonds with their foster children. For those families, foster care becomes more than a temporary, government-controlled situation. Consequently, many foster parents inquire about foster care adoption.
If you are interested in using foster care adoption to legally solidify your family’s relationship, it’s important to work with an experienced lawyer who can help protect your rights and the best interests of the children throughout the process.
I am family law attorney V. Wayne Ward. I have more than 30 years of experience guiding families in Fort Worth and across Texas through adoption and other family law matters. I am committed to providing my clients with the compassion, experience and results they need.
Helping Foster Parents Prepare For Adoption
In Texas, the Department of Family and Protective Services (DFPS) is committed to finding safe and loving homes for children who are unable to live with their biological parents. To help ensure foster parents—especially those who are interested in adoption—are well-suited to become legal guardians, the DFPS partners with Child Protective Services (CPS) to ensure parents have adequate training and resources for parenting children.
The process typically includes a family home study, which can be the final factor in determining whether foster parents are allowed to adopt their foster children.
I understand the importance and significance of the home study, and I will work closely with you to ensure your family situation is accurately represented.
Schedule a Consultation to Start the Foster Care Adoption Process
Let me help you legally cement the strong bonds you have already developed with your foster child. Learn more about the legal counsel and resources I provide by scheduling an initial consultation. Contact me by email or call me at 817-789-4436.