The adoption of a child is a wonderful experience, not only for the adoptive family, but more importantly for the child. It is our goal to serve the adoption needs of families throughout north Alabama, including Jackson, Limestone, Madison, Marshall, and Morgan counties. The adoption of a child can be a difficult process. It is our attorneys' goal to make the adoption process simple and affordable for families who needs this service.
In most adoptions, the parental rights of at least one parent are terminated, and we realize that this can be a very emotional time. It is our attorneys' goal to deal with these issues with compassion and understanding and to make this process as easy as possible on everyone involved.
The California Court of Appeals, in In re Bridget R., 49 Cal.Rptr.2d 507 (Cal. App. 1996), review denied Cal. Sup. Ct. (1996), expressed the joys and challenges of adoption in the following manner:
- as a matter of simple common sense, the rights of children in their family relationships are at least as fundamental and compelling as those of their parents. If anything, children's familial rights are more compelling than adults', because children's interests in family relationships comprise more than the emotional and social interests which adults have in family life; children's interests also include the elementary and wholly practical needs of the small and helpless to be protected from harm and to have stable and permanent homes in which each child's mind and character can grow, unhampered by uncertainty and fear of what the next day or week or court appearance may bring.
If you are looking for a compassionate adoption attorney who will look after the best interests of the child and the adoptive family, please contact us at Russell W. Crumbley, Attorneys at Law, (256) 539-4464, 521 Madison Street, Suite 201, Huntsville, Alabama 35801.
IMPORTANT NOTE: Significant tax benefits exist for adoptive parents as it relates to the expenses associated with adopting a child. While there are limitations that should be considered, the vast majority of parents will qualify without any limitations. You should consult with your accountant to see how the government may help with these expenses.