Helping Families In Central Texas With Private Adoptions

The decision to adopt a child — whether the child is related to you or not — is one that requires careful consideration and an understanding of the law most people don't have. Going at things alone can mean the risk of mistakes that could jeopardize your adoption. With a trained family law attorney at your side, you can rest assured knowing you are taking the right legal steps to finalizing your plans to give a child a forever home.

If you are considering a private adoption and wish to have legal representation with you every step of the way, talk to the highly experienced family law attorneys at Prater & Ridley Attorneys At Law. We have more than 110 years of combined experience handling a range of family law matters in Central Texas, including private adoptions for individuals and couples.

Guidance Through Every Step Of The Legal Process

From our office in Temple, we represent families throughout Bell County and surrounding communities with:

  • Private adoptions — This is the process of adopting a child without the help of an adoption agency.
  • Stepparent adoptions — This is the process of making a stepparent the legal parent of their spouse's child.
  • Third-party adoptions Also referred to as relative adoptions, third-party adoptions are a process where a grandparent, sibling, aunt, uncle or other family member seeks to adopt.
  • Termination of parental rights — When a parent's rights are terminated by the courts, an adoption may be necessary.

Attorneys Patrick J. Ridley and Elisabeth Connor Llamas are the right choice for handling your adoption. Their counsel is backed by more than 60 years of combined experience, tenacity and the powerful need to do what is best for our clients.

Put Our Experience To Work For You

Whether you are the relative of a child and have had your parental rights terminated, or you are looking to give a child a forever home through a private adoption, talk to the trained lawyers at Prater & Ridley Attorneys At Law.

To schedule a consultation, call 254-773-9081 or send us an email. Appointments are available from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. with evening and weekend appointments available upon request.