Susanne Bonilla, Attorney at Law

Corpus Christi Adoption Termination Lawyer

In Texas, there are several legal requirements that must be fulfilled before a person can adopt. The Law Office of Susanne Bonilla Harrold, P.C. can help you through the procedures involved with seeking the termination of parental rights. The Texas Family Code explains the conditions for termination. According to the laws, involuntary termination can be sought on numerous grounds. Some of those reasons include:

  • The abandonment and lack of support for a child
  • The endangerment of the physical or emotional well-being of a child
  • Being found criminally responsible for the death or serious injury of a child
  • Inability to care for a child due to mental or emotional illness

Termination can also be voluntary; the biological parent may choose to surrender rights to one or more children. In some cases the rights of one or both biological parents must be terminated before a child is eligible for adoption. In every case, termination must serve the best interest of a child. Whether you are a stepparent, single person or married couple, Ms. Bonilla Harrold can assist with the termination/adoption process.

Explaining the Adoption Termination Process in Texas

A petition for termination of parental rights can be filed by the biological parent or the person who is seeking to adopt. Depending on the circumstances of the case the petition may be approved or denied.

The petition may be denied if:

  • The termination is determined not to be in the best interest of the child
  • The home report on adoptive parents reveals negative information
  • Texas criminal history reveals information inconsistent with the safe treatment and care of children

If you wish to terminate rights for a biological parent who cannot be located, you may attempt to notify the person by publication. Publication involves announcing the adoption intention in a newspaper in the county of the child’s birth or absent parent’s last known residence. Other special circumstances are involved if the child is an American Indian, or the adoptive parents live in a different state from the child. Ms. Bonilla Harrold will use every available resource to move forward with the adoption termination legally.

Ms. Bonilla Harrold is prepared to represent you and will take the time to explain each step of the process so that you are well informed and prepared.

Contact the Law Office of Susanne Bonilla Harrold, P.C., for help with obtaining adoption terminations. From her office in the Bonilla Plaza, Ms. Bonilla Harrold represents clients in the Corpus Christi metropolitan area including San Patricio, Aransas, Nueces, Kleberg, Jim Wells counties and beyond. Call 361-947-7002 today to schedule your free initial consultation.

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The Law Office of Susanne Bonilla Harrold, P.C., provides family law legal services to the Corpus Christi metropolitan area including Port Aransas, Aransas Pass, Odem, CalAllen, George West, Mathis, Rockport, Portland, Ingleside, San Patricio County, Aransas County, Nueces County, Kleberg County, and Jim Wells County.

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