My sister and her boyfriend are planning on having a baby for me since I can’t have children. What process do I need to go through? What is the average cost of an attorney for this? We just want this to be as quick and easy a process as it can be. We are all in agreeance but don’t have a lot of money to spend on court costs. Also I live in Texas and she lives in Oklahoma, would this make a difference? Please help.
Yes, this can be done but you aren't going to get it done without an experienced attorney. The parental rights of both biological parents have to be terminated by court order and then the child can be adopted. There is an issue here about terminating parental rights because the biological parents will then have no financial responsibilities for the child. There is usually a written agreement for this sort of procedure. The biological parents can change their minds and that happens when they see the baby. Please see an attorney who has experience in handling matters like this.
I have practiced law for over 40 years and currently reside in Colorado. I am licensed to practice in Texas and Colorado. For the most part, I practice in the area of estate planning, which includes drafting wills and powers of attorney, guardianships, probate, real estate, and related issues. My response to your question does not create an attorney-client relationship with me or any attorney. My response is based on the information provided.
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