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Child Adoptions | San Antonio Criminal Lawyer | Bexar County Family Attorney | Law Office of Bill Baskette
110 West Nueva Street | San Antonio, TX 78204



Child Adoptions

Helping Families Grow through Adoption in Texas and San Antonio

Bringing someone new into your loving home and family

Adoptions, like children, have many different faces. Stepparents might want to formally adopt a child from a spouse’s previous marriage, friends or grandparents may wish to make a child a part of their family, or you might be seeking to grow your family for other reasons. But the process of adopting a child can be difficult if you’re striking out alone. At the Law Offices of Bill Baskette, I use my more than 30 years of family law experience and a thorough knowledge of the local courts to ease families through adoption, working through the proof and fitness requirements set by the courts and states during adoption proceedings. I am always on-hand to answer any questions you may have, and to guide you through the process.

Quality support with personal attention for adoption legal services

Adopting a child is exciting, and many of my clients feel anxious about the process. They’re unsure how long it will take, or what steps they may have to follow to ensure that the family can grow safely and securely. I work my hardest to make sure adoptions go smoothly. As your family lawyer, I counsel and advise families in numerous adoptions and parental rights requests:
  • New-baby adoption
  • Step-parent adoption
  • Grandparent adoption
  • Adoptions due to the death of a parent
  • Adoptions of children by adult siblings
  • Adoptions involving adults for trust fund reasons
  • Adoptions of children by extended family member relatives

Preparing you for new expectations

As you might remember, Texas first checks the interests of the child before placing him or her with any parent or potential adoptive parent. As your attorney in San Antonio, I work with you to prepare for an adoption with expectations and rules in mind. We sit down one-on-one and I walk you through the expectations in the straight-talking manner that I, Bill Baskette, am known for. We discuss the in-home study conducted by Social Services and the financial evaluation by the court. I make sure you know what to expect to avoid delays and show how your family and household will do a great job.

Adoptions — complex results of law.

Adoption, for all intents and purposes, makes the adopted child your own. You’re now responsible for the child’s taxes, health care, housing and other legal and financial requirements. I make sure you’re ready and knowledgeable to protect your rights when you try to adopt. Call the Law Offices of Bill Baskette for a compassionate initial consultation regarding your case. Contact me today with a free email inquiry about how I can represent you, or call my office at 210.930.1200. My office is downtown, directly across from the Bexar County Courthouse, with plenty of street and lot parking within two blocks. I offer weekend and evening hours by appointment.