In Arizona, you cannot Adopt a child unless there has first been a Termination of Parental Rights regarding the biological parents. Because many times a biological parent will fight an Adoption, it may be necessary to file the Petition for Termination of Parental Rights before you can move forward with the Adoption. If a parent chooses not to fight the Adoption, then this is what is known as an “Uncontested Adoption,” and there will be no need to file a Termination of Parental Rights, as long as proper “Notice” is provided to the biological parents under Arizona Revised Statute §8-106. Those factors are listed on this website under the section entitled, “Termination of Parental Rights”.
It is critical to hire a skilled attorney who knows the “ins and outs” of both Adoption and Termination of Parental Rights, such as the attorneys at the Cantor Law Group. Contact us or call the Cantor Law Group at (602)254-8880 immediately in order to set up a free initial consultation today!
Most Adoptions in Arizona are brought forth by either: step-parents who want to Adopt their step-child; a grandparent who wishes to Adopt their grandchild, or a completely unrelated couple who merely wishes to Adopt in order to raise a child of their own.
There are a few types of Adoption to be aware of, click below to read more on each:
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