Helotes Adoption Attorney


For many Texans, adoption opens up doors to families that otherwise might not be available. Adoption is the legal process to establish what is, hopefully, a mutually beneficial lifelong relationship.

While the legal process for adoption in Texas has recently become easier, strict legal guidelines still exist that parties must follow.

Legal adoption is a process in which the adoptive parents receive all rights and responsibilities for the child. At the same time, the rights and responsibilities of the birth parents end. Once an adoption concludes, a birth parent cannot come back into the picture and attempt to reclaim their parental rights.

Adoptive parents need to know they must meet specific legal requirements. They need to have experienced and reliable legal representation to ensure they know what to expect and properly complete all the appropriate paperwork. A Helotes adoption attorney can also protect their rights and ensure a smooth process according to the Texas Family Code.

At Fiegel Law, we ensure your adoption complies with all state and federal laws. Our attorney will review your case and answer all of your legal questions.

Why Choose Fiegel Law?

Beauregard Fiegel Helotes Adoption LawyerChoosing Fiegel Law for your adoption needs ensures you have a dedicated and experienced partner by your side.

With a deep understanding of adoption laws and procedures, Attorney Beauregard Fiegel and his team provide personalized guidance throughout the entire process. Their compassionate approach prioritizes the well-being of both the adoptive family and the child, ensuring a smooth and legally sound adoption journey.

With Fiegel Law, you can trust that we will handle your adoption process with professionalism, care, and a commitment to achieving the best possible outcome for your family.

Our office is conveniently located near the northwest corner of the intersection of Bandera Road and West Loop 1604 North, east of the Sandra Day O’Connor High School and across the street from the Methodist ER Helotes at:

12274 Bandera Road
STE 104
Helotes, Texas 78023

Texas Adoption Laws

In Texas, there are specific circumstances under which you may adopt a child.

These include:

  • Termination of the parent-child relationship with both parents. You might pursue this alongside a suit for adoption.
  • Stepparent adoption (if they are married to the petitioning spouse)
  • For children at least two years old, if the parent-child relationship gets terminated with one parent, and the person seeking adoption has been a managing conservator or had actual care, possession, and control of the child for six months before the adoption. Alternatively, if the person seeking adoption is the child’s former stepparent and the non-terminated parent consents to the adoption.
  • For children at least two years old, if the parent-child relationship gets terminated with one parent, and the person seeking adoption is the child’s former stepparent, having had a managing conservatorship or actual care, possession, and control of the child for one year preceding the adoption.

Additionally, the Texas Family Code mandates an adoption evaluation, including a home study, when a person seeks to adopt a child. Consent to adoption is necessary from children aged 12 or older.

Termination of parental rights can happen without consent under certain grounds outlined in the Texas Family Code. The Department of Family and Protective Services (DFPS) may also file a suit for termination under specific circumstances, such as when a parent is unable to meet the child’s needs due to mental or emotional challenges.

Cases involving children from other states or countries must comply with the Interstate Compact on the Placement of Children (ICPC).

Types of Adoptions in Texas

Helotes Adoption LawFiegel Law provides comprehensive support for a wide range of adoption cases in Texas. Our firm recognizes the diverse nature of each adoption process, and we have extensive experience in various types of adoptions to meet the unique needs of our clients.

Private Adoptions

Whether your adoption is closed or open, Attorney Fiegel can make sure the legal adoption process goes smoothly, protecting your rights and addressing your questions and concerns throughout every step.

Stepparent Adoptions

In addition to private adoptions, Fiegel Law handles stepparent adoptions, offering compassionate guidance for those looking to formalize their bond with a stepchild.

Our experience extends to relative adoptions, including those involving grandchildren, nieces, or nephews. We understand the nuances of these familial dynamics and work diligently to navigate the legal process smoothly.

International Adoptions

We are also well-versed in international adoptions, assisting couples seeking to bring children from other countries into their loving homes.

We have experience in managing the complex legal aspects associated with international adoption, ensuring a seamless transition for both the adoptive parents and the child.

CPS Case Adoptions

Our firm is proficient at handling Child Protective Services (CPS) cases, providing essential support for families seeking to adopt children who have been removed from their homes and are under the custody of the state.

We approach these cases with sensitivity, prioritizing the well-being and stability of the child throughout the process.

LGBTQ Adoptions

Recognizing the unique challenges faced by LGBTQ couples in the adoption process, Fiegel Law offers specialized support tailored to their specific needs.

We are committed to ensuring that all couples, regardless of sexual orientation, have equal access to the joys of adoption and parenthood.

Gestational Agreements

Furthermore, Fiegel Law assists with gestational agreements for assisted reproduction, providing legal guidance for individuals and couples embarking on the journey of assisted reproduction.

Our firm is dedicated to safeguarding the rights and interests of all parties involved in these significant life events.

Choose Fiegel Law to Handle Your Adoption Case

With Fiegel Law, you can trust that experienced professionals will guide your adoption journey.

We are committed to achieving the best possible outcome for your family, no matter what your adoption goals might be. Our comprehensive approach and tailored solutions set us apart as a trusted advocate in the field of adoption law in Texas.

Contact us today at (210) 699-7291 or online for your no-obligation, confidential adoption case consultation.

If you want someone who will listen & fight for you Mr. Fiegel is your guy. He speaks the truth and demands his clients be heard.

- Meghan C.

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