Helping to Form Alternative Families for More Than 25 years
You may be interested in adoption, but you're not sure where to begin. In Texas, you have several choices for adoption available. You must decide the type of adoption you want to use. Do you want an infant or an older child? Do you want to adopt domestically or internationally? These decisions will determine where you start.
When a couple comes to us and tells us they want to adopt, the first thing we say is, "Yes. That's great. How can we help you?" We will then sit down and explore what options are available and put the plan in motion to make the adoption happen. Our Houston adoption lawyers are well-versed in all types of adoption and can steer you through the process, whichever option you choose.
We are not an adoption agency. We work with placement agencies or assist families with private adoptions to put all of the legal safeguards in place to give the new parents their legal rights and peace of mind. We work with agencies both locally and around the world to help families come together. We facilitate many different forms of adoption, including:
Moore & Hunt is a leading firm in Texas in establishing parental rights for same-sex families. Our Houston lawyers help with same-sex adoptions all the time. We were pioneers in this area of the law in the 90's when many lawyers were saying we could not legally have two mothers or two fathers in Texas. In fact, we have averaged over 70 adoptions a year for the last twelve years. That's a lot of families we've helped to create.
Whether you come to us with a specific child in mind or you are looking for help to find a child to become part of your family, we are uniquely equipped to make this happen. Call 713-522-4282 or e-mail us for more information about our adoption services.
Texas Attorneys for GLBT Adoption
Having fought for same-sex rights in the Texas family law system for 25 years, we enjoy helping gay and lesbian couples adopt children. Texas state law does NOT prevent same-sex couples from adopting or using assisted reproduction to have a family.
We help make the dream of having a family a reality for our clients. Our record of adoption is so successful that the majority of potential adoptive parents coming to us were referred by happy clients. We pride ourselves on this and on making the adoption process as easy and fast as the system will allow. Over the years we have helped with over 800 adoptions, including co-parent or second parent adoptions, agency adoptions, international adoptions, private adoptions, out of state (ICPC) adoptions, stepparent adoptions, and public agency adoptions.
For information on obtaining amended birth certificates for same-sex parents please visit the Texas Department of State Health Services website: https://www.dshs.state.tx.us/vs/revised-policies.aspx or call our office for assistance.
Call Moore & Hunt at 713-522-4282 or send us an e-mail.