In the state of Tennessee, there are approximately 8,000 children in foster care. Over 350 children are awaiting adoption as well. Recently, a new state initiative has been developed to get more people involved in the foster care system and potential adoption. If you are looking to expand your family, there is some helpful information to consider.
What is Tennessee Fosters Hope?
Tennessee Fosters Hope is the collaborative campaign across the state that is meant to engage various agencies, community organizations, businesses, and religious affiliates to elevate quality care and opportunities for children and families who are involved with foster care and adoption. In other words, the initiative tries to positively support child placement, to promote healthy attachment, and to enrich children. In this manner, families of foster care and adoption may flourish.
Reasons to Consider Working with a Trusted Family Law Attorney
If you are considering adoption or are currently a foster parent, it may be wise to seek assistance from a trusted family law attorney.
Working with a legal professional brings many advantages to a foster parent. This individual acts as a spokesman and guides a family through the complicated and complex child welfare laws. When a foster parent is seeking to adopt, a lawyer will help to maintain custody and to see that the adoption process is completed correctly and without problems.
Potential Adoptive Families
There are a number of laws that regulate the adoption process. Things can get stressful without professional help. A family law attorney assists with all of the paperwork and ensures that you end up with a child. In the end, a lawyer makes adoption more secure. Also, if the family has previously located a potential birth mother for the adoption, an attorney may complete the process without any other roadblocks. This may be less expensive than working with a particular agency.
At Peterson White, LLP, we specialize in Tennessee adoption laws. We want to help you enrich your family and to make sure that a worthy child receives a good home. We support Tennessee Fosters Hope and want to guide you through the process of adoption or foster care. For more information, call us at (855) 919-4124.