Tuesday, January 16, 2018
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Sherea Vitelli

Experienced attorney in the areas of family law, criminal defense, civil litigation, estate administration, and D.W.I.


Adoption Law

Adoptions are extremely emotional times in people lives.  I have always enjoyed watching the hearings for adoptions when the Judge grants the adoption gives the child a bear, and takes photos with the family.  Generally, there is not one dry eye in that court room.  With all cases, there are guidelines which much be followed.

In all adoption cases there are two biological parents that must consent to the adoption.  In Texas, when one parent wants to terminate their rights another individual must be ready and willing to take that parents spot.  This is crucial to any adoption case because the court considers what is in the best interest of the child or children.

In Texas, most adoptions occur between blood relatives such as grandparents, an aunt or uncle, or even siblings.  If an ex-spouse remarries, that “step-parent” can also petition for adoption.  If a non-blood relative who is not married to a biological parent wants to adopt a child it must be done with the approval of the Division of Family and Children Services or an approved adoption agency.

Adoptions should have a rewarding feeling not a stressful or fearful effect.  The Vitelli Law Firm strives to keep clients informed and on track to completing the adoption within a reasonable time frame.

Be sure to check out the common questions and answers that have been asked over the years.  The website is always being updated so if there is a question you think that needs to be asked send me an email at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it and I would be glad to review it for future posting.

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