Adoption is a wonderful way to unite what is already a family! Lloyd Law Firm is proud of the many adoptions we have performed. The process usually involves filing an original document with the court called a petition. The adopting parent then gets fingerprints made at a local police station, which are submitted to Austin for a criminal background check. The family then invites a social worker into their home to do a social study, which is provided to the court. When all of the legal “boxes” have been checked, we escort the family into the courtroom for the Judge to pronounce the final adoption. After filling out some forms, the family is even able to have the child’s name and birth certificate changed. Sometimes, the petition is coupled with a “termination” request, meaning another parent (father or mother) must also lose their rights as a parent in order to go forward with the adoption. Lloyd Law Firm stands ready to assist you in these efforts.